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Project 10008 - Fireplace Door Mock-Ups

Here is a somewhat unusual but elegant fireplace where the opening is not only small, but taller than it is wide. There is a disproportionate amount of marble on the sides of the fireplace between the legs of the mantel. We have provided three concepts. The first two are designed to make the opening appear wider by overlapping the sides more than the top, while the third option uses a very narrow frame that lets the fireplace be itself. All three options are shown cabinet style doors instead of bifold doors.

See additional notes below (we added 3 addition door options)

Note: These mock-ups are not to scale and are meant to help you choose the model of your screen or door, not the finish. Although we may create a general representation of black, iron, bronze, gold and silver tones, you must choose your finish from our samples using the links below. Ask your project manager which samples apply to the items in your project.

Finish Samples: Design Specialties Finishes | Stone Manufacturing Finishes | Hearth Creations Finishes

Important Note:
About Finishes!

Before Picture
Hudson Roller
Option #1: Hudson Roller Door in Rustic Black. Shown with sides of frame 4" to 6" wide to disguise the narrow opening.
Option #2: Bedford in Rustic Black. Overlap 2" on sides and 1/4" to 1/2" on top to make opening look wider.
Shadow Cutback
Option #3: Shadow with Cutback Frame in Rustic Black. Overlaps opening only 1/4" on top and each side.
Legend All Glass
Option #4: Legend All Glass in Rustic Black. Standard 2" wide frame.
Legend All Glass
Option #5: Legend All Glass in Rustic Black. 6" wide side frame.
Banded Scroll
Option #4: Banded Scroll in Rustic Black. Single bifolding or cabinet door
Shadow Cutback
Option #3: Shadow with Cutback Frame in Vintage Brass. Overlaps opening only 1/4" on top and each side.

After Pictures

After Picture: photo of actual fireplace door installed. Final specifications were as follows:

Shadow Cutback
Vintage Brass
Cabinet style
Clear glass
no bevel
no mesh
make to (20 3/4" W X 26 5/8" H)
No draft
Simplicity handles
Standard Overlap
After Picture: Their installer originally put the doors on upside down thinking the handles belonged at the bottom. To correct this all they had to do is pop the doors off and flip them over to the correct side and pop them back in.

Mesh & Insulation Options

The Mesh 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. Insulation goes between the back of the frame and the fireplace facing, providing a better seal.

Black Mesh Curtains - These slide back and forth on a rod behind the glass
Gate Mesh Doors - These are separate doors behind the glass that have a flat wire mesh and a black frame.
Insulation: Provides a better seal between the fireplace face and the door frame.

This page was created as part of our Free Fireplace Door Design service. Anyone who has a fireplace and is considering glass doors can take advantage of this program. All you have to do is email us some pictures of your fireplace and we will create digital mock-ups showing you how various fireplace doors will look on your fireplace. This is hands down the best way to shop for fireplace doors. Click Here to Begin Your Own Project!