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Project 10268 - Glass Doors for Prefab Fireplace

Customer Comments: I was working with Terry Barnett last week on purchasing a fireplace insert and door for an existing fireplace. We have settled on the insert but need help with the door. Attached are pictures of the opening and existing insert. The existing firebox is made by Martin Industries and is a Model SA39. It does not show on your chart (which does show a SA36 & a SA42). Dimensions are 39" x 19 1/2" There is a 1/2" frame on the bottom and both sides with a 4 1/2" on the top. I would like to purchase a door for this opening. I need some help as to how to proceed.

Our Comments: We recommend using a door with a laser cut outer frame. This way we can make the outer frame fit just inside the width and height of the granite opening and the door frames will fit the actual metal fireplace opening. So the outer frame will overlap the exposed black metal of the prefab fireplace. The two doors below fit that description. There is a measuring diagram at the bottom of the page that will work for either of these doors.

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!


Measuring Diagram

Please provide the following measurements:

  • A - Overall Width (granite opening):
  • B - Overall Height (granite opening):
  • C1 - Inner Opening Width (black metal opening):
  • C2 - Exposed Black Metal (left side):
  • C3 - Exposed Black Metal (right side):
  • D1 - Inner Opening Height (black metal opening)
  • D2 - Exposed Black Metal (bottom):
  • D3 - Exposed Black Metal (top):
C1 + C2 + C3 should = A
D1 + D2 + D3 should = B
Fig #1 - Measuring Diagram

Other Pictures

Fig #2 - Closeup
Fig #3 - Top Left
Fig #4 - Bottom Left
Fig #5 - Top Right
Fig #6 - Bottom Right

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!