This is a beautiful ledger stone fireplace with a hand hewn rustic looking mantel. Fireplaces like yours look best when the glass doors are installed inside the opening and the gap between the stones is filled with mortar. Although it is possible to install a premade stock size door, we do not recommend doing so because there will be unsightly gaps all around the opening and smoke is likely to come through them and darken the stone. Plus, you won't get a very good seal on the fireplace and cold air will still continue to come into the home. It is more costly to have doors custom made, but the finished look and added functionality are well worth it.
Fireplace opening size: To measure this fireplace, you will need to find the narrowest and widest widths between the stones by measuring between each stone. Same for the height. We will also need the measurement from the hearth to the bottom of the lintel.
Recommended frame size: Once we get the measurements, we will recommend making the door 1/4" to 1/2" less on the top and sides than the narrowest width depending on how much variance there is.
These options are behind the glass so you can burn the fire with the doors open and still have spark protection. Great for real wood or gas logs since most gas long manufacturers insist that you have a screen in front of the logs when they are burning. Mesh panel doors are the most popular and are best for when there are toddlers present because they will not open backwards whereas the mesh screens are easily pushed in.
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