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Custom Fireplace Glass Doors - Project #11017

Customer Comments: Hi. I have a masonry fireplace with an opening that is 35.5 wide by 37.5 high. Photos attached. I’m looking for a basic aluminum design with glass doors and screen. Probably black, but open to other ideas. Thanks.

Our Comments: We agree that black might look best on your fireplace. Since the opening is taller than it is wide, it looks a little of proportion. This can be corrected somewhat by using doors with a wider frame that overlap more on the sides and very little on the top. Narrow frame doors accentuate the disproportion but have their own appeal. So we have created mockups showing several options. Antique brass is also a great finish for this fireplace, but it is not available on the aluminum doors. The one example we created in Antique brass is an extremely high end door, so we are really just showing it off here on your project for others to see the possibilities.

Fireplace Opening: 35 1/2" W x 37 1/5" 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.

Brookfield Fireplace Door Option #1: Brookfield Fireplace Glass Door in Rustic Black with Mesh Curtains.
Stiletto Fireplace Door Option #2: Stiletto Cutback Fireplace Glass Door in Rustic Black with Mesh Curtains.
Savannah Fireplace Door Option #3: Savannah Fireplace Glass Door in Rustic Black with Mesh Curtains.
Bungalow Fireplace Door Option #4: Bungalow Fireplace Glass Door in Rustic Black with Gate Mesh Backup Doors.
Silhouette Fireplace Door Option #5: Silhouette Twin Fireplace Glass Door in Gloss Black with Gate Mesh Backup Doors.

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.

Legend Fireplace Door Option #6A: Legend Fireplace Glass Door in Antique Iron with Extra Wide Frame (wider on top than sides). This door completely changes the proportions of the opening.
Legend Fireplace Door Option #6B: Legend Fireplace Glass Door with Tight Fitting Doors (air sealed) in Rustic Black with Extra Wide Frame (wider on top than sides).
Carolina WP
Carolina Fireplace Door Option #7: Carolina Window Pane Fireplace Glass Door in Rustic Black with Gate Mesh Backup Doors.

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.

Armada Glass Door Option #8: Armada Fireplace Glass Door in Forged Iron.

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 #9: DF1G-48 Solid Brass Fireplace Doors with Floral Casting Door Trim and Mini Crown Molding Outer Trim with Mesh Curtains. Shown with Matching T-19 Solid Brass Flame Fireplace Tools.

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!