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Glass Doors for Small Fireplace with Irregular Stacked Stone - Project #11090

Customer Comments: We just remodeled and move into our house built in 1962. The original fireplace had been enclosed with a wood burning insert. We had it removed and the entire facade of the fireplace rebuilt. We also had multiple repairs to the chimney including a new flu system. Unfortunately when we went to use it the house fills with smoke. We installed the smoke guard which helped but we are still getting smoke in the house. So we have decided to try installing glass doors. The height with the smoke guard is 24 inches and 28 including the smoke guard. The width is not flush due to the brick facade style. It's 25 inches at the shortest opening. We are looking for glass doors in a modern style to match the remodel to keep smoke out. Many thanks.

Our Comments: We can make doors that fit leaving the smoke guard in place or that replace the smoke guard altogether. If you leave the smoke-guard, the door will need to be recessed enough to overlap the smoke guard, which will leave a large gap at the bottom that will need to be filled. The better solution would be to have doors made with a wider frame at the top so you can replace the smoke guard. This will allow you to bring the doors closer to the opening and eliminate the gap at the bottom. It also allows the doors to open wider. The further back you recess the door, the more the stones will inhibit the doors from fully opening. We also noticed that the sealant that was used when the smoke guard was installed is a bit of an eyesore.

Fireplace Opening: 25" W x 24-28" 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

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About Finishes!


Affordable 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 Twin Fireplace Glass Door in Gloss Black with Clear Glass.

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. We can have the outer frame made to whatever width we want, so these doors are ideal for replacing the smoke guard.

Legend Fireplace Door Option #2: Legend Twin Fireplace Glass Door with Wide Top Frame and Narrow Side Frame in Gloss Black with Clear Glass.
Slim Moderne
Slim Moderne Fireplace Door Option #3: Slim Moderne Twin Fireplace Glass Door in Black with Satin Nickel Doors and Clear Glass.
Mid-Century Modern 3
Mid-Century Modern 3 Option #4: Mid-Century Modern 3 Twin Fireplace Door with Matte Black Outer Frame and Satin Nickel Aluminum Door Frames. This door has a very unique feature in that the glass actually overlays the aluminum door frame with just a 1/4" or so reveal of the frame around the glass. This is the door we most recommend for your application.
Odyssey Fireplace Door Option #5: Odyssey Twin Fireplace Glass Door with Rustic Black Frame and Opague Black Glass.

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!