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Glass Doors for Extra Tall Fireplace - Project #11164

Customer Comments: Hi, We are looking for fireplace doors for a fireplace that is currently open without any permanent doors or screen. It is a masonry fireplace that was a wood burning fireplace converted to natural gas several years ago. It was a wall of brick with a raised hearth and surround that was converted about 10 years ago to the granite "floating" surround and flat hearth that is only about .25" above the wood flooring. Challenges:

1 - The opening is taller than it is wide - 39 7/8" H X 34 7/8" W-granite to granite (36 5/8" inside Masonry brick to brick)
2 - When the conversion was done, the opening was created a little larger than it probably should have been and we could see the damper controls when sitting in the room. Due to that and the fact that the mantel was starting to discolor, we put a smoke shield at the top of the opening that you can see in the pictures. It is about 6" high and can be removed but we would want the doors to have some design element incorporated into them to compensate for that shield.

The granite has shades of black, gray, brown, tan, white, cream and flecks of gold.

Our Comments: Here are some glass doors designed with a wider frame at the top. We see no reason why the smoke guard cannot remain in place behind the glass, particlarly if you use a gray tinted glass. We have created several mockups showing that option as well.

Fireplace Opening: 34 7/8" W x 39 7/8" 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!


High End Hand Crafted Doors by Hearth Creations

Hand crafted doors take on a more rugged natural look for those who appreciate craftsmanship tasteful details.

Industrial Age 3
Iron Age 3 Fireplace Door Option #1: Hearth Creations Industrial Age 3 with Natural Iron Frame and Antique Gray Door Dressing and Handle. Shown with Gray Glass Leaving the Smoke Guard in Place.
Iron Age 2
Iron Age 2 Fireplace Door Option #2: Hearth Creations Iron Age 2 Fireplace Glass Door with Hammered Texture in Matte Black with Gray Glass Leaving the Smoke Guard in Place.
Iron Age 6
Iron Age 6 Fireplace Door Option #3: Hearth Creations Iron Age 6 Fireplace Glass Door with Wrought Iron Details, Faux Upper Louver, Decorative Railing and Keystone in Weathered Brown with Clear Glass.
Industrial Age 1
Iron Age 1 Fireplace Door Option #4: Hearth Creations Industrial Age 1 with Extra Wide Top Frame in Antique Bronze 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.

Legend Fireplace Door Option #5: Design Specialties Legend Twin Fireplace Glass Door in Rustic Black with Extra Wide Top Frame and Clear Glass.
Legend Fireplace Door Option #6: Design Specialties Legend Bifold Fireplace Glass Door in Classic Bronze with Extra Wide Frame on All Sides, Edge Trim and Clear Glass.

Other Pictures

Fig #1 - Closeup
Fig #2 - Room Setting
Fig #3 - Bottom Left
Fig #4 - Bottom Left

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!