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Glass Doors for In-The-Wall Stacked Stone Fireplace - Project #11030

Customer Comments: We are looking at your standard door options (bungalow or savannah). Fireplace opening is 40” wide and 30 3/4” high.

Our Comments: The stock Bungalow and Savannah doors are designed to sit on a hearth, not for installation on a fireplace raised in the wall like yours. Although they can be attached, the frame cannot overlap the bottom of the opening, so they look a little out of sorts as if they are floating and something is missing. Normally we would design a door with a 4-sided frame that overlaps the bottom or a door that fits inside the fireplace. Keep in mind that your stone is not flat, so a door made to fit on the outside will have noticeable gaps between the frame and the stones. When doors are made to fit inside, those gaps can be filled with mortar and it looks very clean and finished.

Fireplace Opening: 40" W x 30 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!


Stock Aluminum Doors

These doors are made to sit flat on a hearth. You can install them on a raised opening, but there is no frame at the bottom to overlap so they look a little odd. They are a lot less expensive, so the choice becomes more about the budget than the look.

Savannah Fireplace Door Option #1: SA-44315 Savannah Stock Fireplace Glass Door in Rustic Black with Mesh Curtains.
Bungalow Fireplace Door Option #2: BG-46315 Bungalow Stock Fireplace Glass Door in Rustic Black with Mesh Curtains.

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 #3: Brookfield Fireplace Glass Door 4-Sided Frame with Draft in Natural Iron. Shown with Mesh Curtains.
Stiletto Fireplace Door Option #4: Stiletto Fireplace Glass Door 3-Sided Frame w/Draft and Mesh Curtains. Shown as an inside fit with mortar on the top and sides.

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 #5: Carolina Window Pane Fireplace Glass Door in Rustic Black with Mesh Curtains. Shown as an overlap fit.

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.

Craftsman Glass Door Option #6: Craftsman Fireplace Door in Forged Iron with Gate Mesh Backup Doors. Shown as an overlap fit.

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.

Hybrid 2 Fireplace Door Option #7: HYBRID-2 Bifold Fireplace Glass Door in Satin Nickel with Mesh Curtains. This door has no frame on the sides, so it fits inside without the need for mortar. The position of the lintel plays a role as to whether or not this door can be installed on the fireplace.
Edge Hidden Hinge Folding Door Option #8: EDGE-HH-FL Edge Hidden Hinge Folding Door in Oil Rubbed Steel with Mesh Curtains. This door has an angle iron frame on all 4 sides where all you see is the edge of the angle iron around the opening. Very solid clean simple look. Shown with mortar on all 4 sides. This is our favorite door for this type of application.

Finish Options for Stone Manufacturing

Antique Finishes Gold Finishes Silver Finishes Iron Finishes Wrought Iron Finishes

Other Pictures

Fig #1 - Closeup
Fig #2 - Room Setting
Fig #2 - Alternate Before Picture

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!