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Glass Doors for Fireplace with Heater - Project #11199

Customer Comments: Purpose of this door is to keep a lot of the ash and stuff inside. I do have the heat fan so I would need a door that has an opening of H 5 1/8 inch by W 20 1/8 inch so the fan can suck in the air. Right now without the door the fan is sucking in the smoke and ash and blowing it back out into the room. On top, I also need an opening for the tube to blow the hot air out. An opening for the tube is about an inch and 1/8 tall and 19 inch and 1/4 long.

Our Comments: We can make a door to accommodate your grate heater with cutouts for the fan and the tubes. We have shown options with a basic rectangle and with an arched top.

Fireplace Opening: 33 7/8" W x 28 1/4" 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!


Solid Steel Doors

These doors are made from 3/16" thick solid steel that is laser cut. They are very rugged and heavy duty and can be burned with the doors open or closed.

Legend Fireplace Door Option #1: Solid Steel Glass Door in Rustic Black with Fan and Heater Cutouts. (Revised Version 4/23/2022)
Legend Fireplace Door Option #2: Solid Steel Glass Door in Rustic Black with Arched Top with Fan and Heater Cutouts.
Fireplace Template Template Instructions: (Revised 4/23/2022) Make a cardboard template to fit the fireplace with cutouts for the tubes and motor. It may take several attempts and pieces of cardboard to make the template accurately. Use clean flat pieces of cardboard. If you do not have any, you should be able to purchase some from a crafts store. You can also use heavy poster board as long as you are able to make the template accurately and ensure it fits correctly, although a more rigid material is best. The cuts need to be as clean as possible, so we recommend using an X-Acto knife or sharp box cutter. Do not use scissors, they will create jagged edges which are not good. For the cutouts, start small at first making several modifications after checking the fit until you have accurate cutouts that allow a 1/4" gap around the tubes and motor. Make a cutout for the cord at the bottom middle about 1/2" square.

Step by Step Instructions:

  1. Start with a flat piece of cardboard
  2. Cut the cardboard with an X-Acto knife and a straight edge exactly 2" wider and 1" taller than the opening
  3. Cut the corners at an angle to fit the shape of the opening
  4. The cardboard should end up 1" wider than the opening on the top and each side.
  5. Cut the openings around the tubes and fan motor leaving at least 1/4" space around them
  6. Make a mark on the template where the actual opening of the fireplace using a straight edge and fine top marker
  7. Include the measurements for the width and height of the opening as shown in the example
  8. Mark on the template "Outside Looking In" so we know which way it goes
  9. Place the completed template up to the fireplace and take a picture of it
  10. Email the picture to for approval before you mail it to us
  11. Once we have approved the template, package it by sandwiching it between two slightly larger pieces of cardboard taped around it. Or, take it to a UPS/FedEx store and have them do that
  12. Mark on the package "DO NOT BEND"
  13. Terry will provide further instructions for mailing the template to the manufacturer

Other Pictures

Fig #1 - Closeup

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!