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Project #10907 - Glass Doors for Fireplace

Customer Comments: Hello! We have a client who is interested in a custom fireplace screen and I wanted to see what the best way was to go about getting pricing. I think we're interested in something like the G10 Block Feet. We'll need to confirm the size, but I would think it would be about 42"W x 36"H. What finishes are available for the feet? Thank you!

Our Comments: Here are some mockups of the 3 most popular finishes. We also included the finish options that are available. For a glass screen this size, we recommend using 3/8" or 1/2" thick glass with 5" block feet. If you want to be able to move the screen easily, we can also add roller bearings to the bottom of the feet so you can roll it on the hearth.

How big to make the screen: For starters, glass fireplace screens are designed for use with gas burning only and must be placed at least 6 to 8 inches in front of the fireplace when the fire is burning. Because glass screens are more for looks than for spark protection, they can be made larger or smaller than the fireplace opening. In the mockups below, we are showing the glass either 2" wider or 2" smaller than the opening on the top and each side. This can be adjusted to your taste, but this is generally what we would recommend for a fireplace this size.

Fireplace Opening: 42" W x 36" 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!


Free Standing Glass Screens

Frame Screen
Free Standing Glass Screen Option #: 1G10 Free Standing Glass Screen with 5" Square Block Feet in Polished Brass.
Frame Screen
Free Standing Glass Screen Option #: 1G10 Free Standing Glass Screen with 5" Square Block Feet in Satin Nickel. Shown made smaller than fireplace opening.
Frame Screen
Free Standing Glass Screen Option #: 1G10 Free Standing Glass Screen with 5" Half Round Feet in Flat Black. Please forgive the perspective on the feet, we do not have a good photo of the Half Round foot from straight on, so they are out of perspective in this mockup. We just wanted to suggest the round feet because of the other rounded features of the fireplace including the vases and fireballs.

Glass Screen Feet Options

These feet are made from solid brass and are available in the finishes below. They can be made to accommodate 1/4", 3/8" and 1/2" thick glass.

Finish Options for Stone Manufacturing

Antique Finishes Gold Finishes Silver Finishes Iron Finishes Wrought Iron Finishes

Other Pictures

Fig #1 - Closeup

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!