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Project #10966 - Custom Fireplace Screens for Odd Size Outdoor Fireplace Near the Ocean

Customer Comments: Hi, As you can see from the photos, we need a custom screen. We would prefer a spark guard. But a flat screen would do also. The height from floor to top of opening is 43inches. So probably screen should be 44 tall. The width of the opening in 23 inches and the width of the stone face is 41. So width could be 27? A two inch overlap on the sides? It is overlooking the ocean so it needs to be durable and rust proof. Ideally black.

Our Comments: For outdoor fireplaces near the ocean recommend the following materials: Zinc Coated Wrought Iron (best), Stainless Steel, Solid Brass Painted Black, Powder Coat Aluminum (least). We suggest making the screen 4" wider and 1" to 2" taller than the opening to help with the proportion and stability. 31" W x 44" H would be a good size. You may also want to consider a mesh door or glass door as you will see in the first two mockups below.

Fireplace Opening: 23" W x 43" 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 #1: Stiletto Fireplace Glass Door in Rustic Black with Stainless Steel Mesh and Hinges Painted Black. This door is made from aluminum, which does not rust but will show discoloration over the years more so than the rest of the options below. We included this option due to the low price point.

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.

Wrought Iron
Wrought Iron Fireplace Door Option #2: WI-DF1G Outdoor Zinc Coated Wrought Iron Fireplace Screen Door in Natural Iron.

Free Standing Screens

Single Panel Screen
Solid Brass Fireplace Screen Option #3: 1P10M Solid Brass Fireplace Screen with Wrought Iron Style Feet and Strap Handles with Rivets Painted Black.
Frame Screen
Fireplace Frame Screen Option #4: WI-1P30M-BOWED Free Standing Zinc Coated Wrought Iron Bowed Fireplace Screen in Outdoor Rust.
Frame Screen
Fireplace Frame Screen Option #5: WI-1P30M Free Standing Zinc Coated Wrought Iron Single Panel Fireplace Screen in Outdoor Natural Iron.
Frame Screen
Fireplace Frame Screen Option #6: WI-1P30M-CRISS-CROSS Free Standing Zinc Coated Wrought Iron Single Panel Fireplace Screen with Criss-Cross Pattern in Black.

Other Pictures

Fig #1 - Closeup
Fig #2 - Room Setting

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!