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Project 10094 - Fireplace Door Mock-Ups

Glass Door for Tile Fireplace

Customer Comments: My Fireplace opening is 39 1/4 inches W X 23 inches H. I don't know if it is masonry or zero clearance. I have included pics of fireplace opening as well as pics of old fireplace door. The old fireplace door measured 44 1/2 inches wide X 25 1/2 inches high. I have included 5 door selections as well as 2 finish selections. If you have better ideas in doors and finishes I would be glad to look at your recommendations. I trust your expertise in this area. Can you tell me how difficult these doors are to install?

The 2 finishes I like were the Powder Coating Vintage Iron for both aluminum and steel doors and the Textured Black. Please be sure to tell me if you think a different finish would go better with my door selections and the fireplace/living room.

Fireplace Measurements: 39 1/4" W x 23" H

Our Comments: We have created examples of each of the doors you requested. We also added other doors which we think are the best choices: The Legend All Glass, The Odyssey and the Slim Moderne are excellent choices for real designer style custom doors. When it comes to the aluminum doors, we feel The Silhouette Cutback is the best option because it has a very flush narrow frame, just like a bullnose around the opening. Notice how the Bedford and Savannah have much wider frames, which may not be the best choice for a fireplace where the opening height is relatively short compared to the width. We agree with your two choices in finish, but might suggest using brite black or rustic black instead of textured black depending on the door you choose. We have chosen the black finish we recommend for the doors we created. Because your fireplace is raised in the wall, whichever door you choose should be made with a 4 sided frame. All stock doors have 3 sided frames, so we do not recommend using a stock door, but if the budget does not allow for any of these custom doors, using a 3 sided frame is an alternative but is not the ideal look.

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!

Option #2: Odyssey with Textured Black Frame and Midnight Black Glass (2 door only). This door is particularly appropriate in applications where there is a big screen TV over the fireplace.
Slim Moderne
Option #2b: Slim Moderne in Textured Black Frame with Satin Nickel Doors and Midnight Black Glass (shown as 2 door). This door is also particularly appropriate in applications where there is a big screen TV over the fireplace.
Silhouette Cutback
Option #3: Silhouette Cutback in Brite Black.
Legend Window Pane
Option #4: Legend Window Pane in Vintage Iron.
Legend Window Pane
Option #5: Legend Window Pane in Rustic Black.
Option #6: Carolina in Vintage Iron.
Option #7: Carolina in Textured Black.
Carolina Arch Pane
Option #8: Carolina Arch Window Pane in Rustic Black.

Additional Ideas

After looking at the room setting picture you sent and noticing the chrome fixtures in the room, we decided to add this option as a way to tie the chrome finishes in with the black. We can do combination finishes like this on most of the doors above.

Application Photo
Example of Odyssey twin door with Solar Bronze Reflective Glass
Application Photo
Example of Moderne single door in open position. The Moderne has the same outer frame construction as the Odyssey, so this gives you a good view of how the outer steel frame looks.
Shop Drawing
This shop drawing shows the profile of Odyssey and Moderne doors. If you cannot read the text, be sure to click the image to enlarge it. This shows how the glass projects away from the fireplace 1 3/16"

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!