Project #10829 - Glass Doors for Fireplace
Customer Comments: We are looking into installing custom glass doors on our fireplace to allow us to have a gas log insert installed. Our house was built in 1931 and we would like to preserve the existing stonework surround on our fireplace. We prefer an antique-looking color such Cast Bronze or Classic Bronze, or a color that you recommend, that would complement the stonework rather than creating a sharp contrast with the stone.
The highest point at the middle of the arch (measured from the bottom of the stone edge to the floor) is 31 3/8". The sides are 28 3/4" from the floor to the middle of the corner stone (at the level of the top of mortar above the 2nd row of bricks in the firebox). The width of the opening was measured at the mortar where the stones meet the bricks. It is 37" at the floor level. It is also 37" when measuring across at the top of the 2nd row of bricks in the firebox.
Our Comments: The best way to treat this fireplace is to make the door overlap the inner edge of the curved stones by 1/4". If you try fitting the door completely inside the opening, there will be many gaps that must be filled with mortar and every uneven out of square point will be accentuated. So we have created these mockups as very slight overlap fits.
Fireplace Opening: 37" W x 28 3/4" to 31 3/8" 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
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.
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.
Solid Brass Castings
Use your imagination to create the perfect fireplace screen with these solid brass castings from Stone Manufacturing. Compliment architectural details in the mantel or other furnishings in our home, or simply create your own unique look. Available in a wide variety of finishes.
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.
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!