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Project #10669 - Glass Doors for Fireplace

Customer Comments: Interested in Project #10637, Option #1, Stiletto cutback frame for a masonary fireplace. opening is 25 3/4 H x 32 W. Bricks across the top are the same distance out as the sides. The floor of the firebox is 1 inch lower then the top surface of hearth. Fire box width is 32 1/4 tight at the top. From the top surface of the hearth to bottom of the brick a across the top is 27 inches.

Our Comments: Many people like the thin frame of the Stiletto Cutback and want it for their fireplace. However, this door is really designed for very flat smooth perfectly square surfaces like the Marble you see in Project #10637. The frame only overlaps the opening about 1/4".

Your fireplace has unusually large mortar joints that are well over 1/4", so when installed on the outside it won’t even be enough overlap to cover the mortar joints. So it will look odd. The only way I would recommend using this door is to fit it inside the opening and fill in the gaps with mortar (see Option #1).

Otherwise, we suggest a door with a wider frame. We also noticed there are blobs of mortar about 2" out from the opening, likely there to help seal the mortar joints when another glass door had been installed. So it might be wise to have an even wider frame that covers those to take advantage of them and hide them as in some of the examples below.

Fireplace Opening: 32" W x 25 3/4" H

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!


Low End Aluminum Doors

Aluminum is an excellent material for fireplace doors because it does not rust and can handle high temperatures when treated with powder coated finishes. It is also the most affordable.

Stiletto Fireplace Door Option #: Stiletto Fireplace Glass Door in Rustic Black. Shown as inside fit with mortar.
Savannah Fireplace Door Option #: Savannah Fireplace Glass Door in Rustic Black. This door may have a frame wide enough to cover the mortar blobs.
Brookfield Fireplace Door Option #: Brookfield Fireplace Glass Door in Natural Iron.

Medium Range Steel Doors

Steel doors are more substantial than the less expensive aluminum doors. They are heavy duty and rugged and are more customizable because the frames are laser cut.

Carolina WP
Carolina Fireplace Door Option #: Carolina Window Pane Fireplace Glass Door in Rustic Black.

High End Hand Crafted Wrought Iron/Steel Doors

Hand crafted doors take on a more rugged natural look for those who appreciate craftsmanship tasteful details.

Legend Fireplace Door Option #: Legend Fireplace Glass Door in Forged Iron. Shown with custom frame width to cover mortar blobs.
Craftsman Glass Door Option #: Craftsman Fireplace Door in Forged Iron. This can have a frame made however wide we want.

High End Hand Crafted Solid Brass

These doors are hand crafted by skilled artisans from Solid Brass or Steel, depending on the finish that is desired. Very high end, and very refined. Items made from solid brass come in a wide variety of hand crafted patinas and other finishes. Satin Nickel finishes done on solid brass are the finest quality and will not rust like plated steel.

DF1G-48 Solid Brass Fireplace Door with Floral Casting Option #: DF1G-48 Solid Brass Fireplace Doors with Floral Casting Trim in Polished Brass. We included this door because of the more traditional furnishings in the room and the brass lamp.

Other Pictures

Fig #1 - Room Setting
Fig #2 - Top Left
Fig #3 - Bottom Left

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!