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Screen Options for Corner Fireplace - Project #11108

Customer Comments: Hello, I am writing to get information on a fireplace screen whether this is freestanding or attached. The measurement is 41 inches wide on the front and 12 inches wide on the side. Height is 30 inches. Attached are the pictures. Thank you

Our Comments: There are limited options for a corner fireplace like yours. Because of the way the hearth is constructed, a free standing screen is not practical. So you can use either a bar and mesh or a glass door (or mesh door). Here's how those would look.

Fireplace Opening: 41" W (right) x 12" W (left) x 30" 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!


Corner Bar and Mesh

A bar and mesh is the least expensive option. You can have this made with just a top bar or a top and bottom bar. The bottom bar not only provides a more finished look, it helps prevent logs from rolling out of the fireplace as the mesh will hit the bottom bar and prevent it from opening. You can also add a bottom track for the mesh that makes it difficult for pets or small children to push the mesh open and get inside. The bar and mesh come in a wide variety of textures and finishes.

Corner Bar and Mesh
Alexander Stock Size Fireplace Door Option #1: C92 Bar and Mesh with F92 Bottom Bar. Distressed Solid Brass Bar in Burnt Sienna Finish with Black Mesh.

Corner Fireplace Glass Doors

Glass doors are the ultimate treatment for a corner fireplace as they help prevent drafts from blowing through the fireplace and causing smoke problems. They also allow you to seal off the fireplace to prevent cold air from coming into your home during the winter months.

Stiletto Fireplace Door Option #2: Stiletto Corner Fireplace Glass Door in Classic Bronze with Clear Glass and Gate Mesh Backup Doors. The short side would be fixed (non-operational). The long side is shown with bifold doors.

Free Standing Corner Screen

Free standing screens can be made for corner fireplaces, but they are less convenient because they are a bit cumbersome to move out of the way. However, some people prefer this look and are willing to deal with the inconvenience or simply do not use the fireplace enough to become an issue. These can have a rigid corner or a piano hinge.

Corner Fireplace Screen
Alexander Stock Size Fireplace Door Option #3: 1P30M Free Standing Corner Fireplace Screen with Fixed Corner and Square Handles in Flat Black.

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

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!