OK, I decided to build my own denatured alcohol burning fireplace...but buying ($155 + shipping) is cheaper than building. At first I thought it would be cheaper because most are priced around $1,000+ for modern looking ones.
I was going to take a course in concrete casting $560 and plasma cutting $40. So for $600 I can learn something and be able to say I made my own. I still wanted to do it, but concrete class will be in the spring...when I don't need a burner.