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Project 10063 - Fireplace Door Mock-Ups

Large Brick Fireplace

Opening Size: 47 1/8" to 48 1/8" Wide x 44 7/8" x 45 1/8" H

Because the fireplace opening width varies between 1" we suggest using at least a 3" wide frame to cover the irregularities. Steel doors are best for large openings like this because the door frames are much more rigid. However, they are a lot more expensive than aluminum. So we have provided both options.

Further Notes: Subsequent to the original doors we created for this project, we were informed that the fireplace has an issue with smoke. This is not unusual for a fireplace opening of this size. One way to help reduce the problem is to shorten the height of the opening. This can be done by using a wider frame at the top of the fireplace door. So we created Option #1A below to show how this might look. This can only be done with a custom steel door, the aluminum doors cannot be made this way.

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!

Legend Prairie
Option #1: Legend in Rustic Black with Window Panes and Wide Upper Frame with Outer Trim (Steel Door)
Legend Prairie
Option #1: Legend in Rustic Black with Prairie Window Panes (Steel Door)
Option #2: Legend in Rustic Black (Steel Door)
Option #3: Savannah in Rustic Black (Aluminum Door)

More Pictures

Before pictures showing measurements.

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!