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Glass Doors for 3-Sided Fireplace - Project #11221

Customer Comments: Request for fireplace doors mockup: The fireplace is 3 sided with a metal hood and very uneven rock . The measurements I gave are for screen mount, seems the only place to mount doors. Hopefully this is something you can help me with. PS I don't like gold. Thanks.

Our Comments: It is difficult to see in the pictures just where and how the current screen is mounted. From what we can see, it is likely the doors would be best mounted directly to the perimeter of the hood either fitting just underneath it, or overlapping it about 1". In order to overlap the hood, you would need to cut the 2 vertical bars about 1" (Fig. 1 Illustration below). If we fit the door underneath the hood, we would provide an angle iron that you would first bolt to the bottom lip of the hood and we would then overlap the angle iron and attach the door frame directly to it. Some pictures of the underside of the hood would be helpful.

Below are a few ideas that should be helpful.

Fireplace Opening: 57" W (front) x 8 1/2" D (Sides) x 23 1/4" H
Dimensions take from where the current screen is mounted

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!


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: Design Specialties Stiletto Cutback Multi-Sided Fireplace Glass Door in Rustic Black. This door is shown attached beneath the hood using the angle iron method.

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 #2A: Design Specialties Legend Multi-Sided Fireplace Glass Door in Antique Iron. Shown fitting under the hood.
Legend Fireplace Door Option #2B: Design Specialties Legend Multi-Sided Fireplace Glass Door in Antique Iron. Shown overlapping under the hood with the vertical bars cut back 1". This increases the view of the fire by about 1".

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.

Iron Age 2
Iron Age 2 Fireplace Door Option #3: Hearth Creations Industrial Age 2 Multi-Sided Fireplace Glass Door in Hot Rolled Steel with Full Framed Pyro-Ceramic Glass panes. Hot Rolled Steel is a very special natural forged iron finish with variations in coloration and texture similar to your hood. Pyro-Ceramic glass is required only if you plan to burn with the doors closed. This door has a protruding steel frame around the perimeter that coordinates with the vertical bars on your hood. Shown overlapping the hood, which requires the vertical bars to be cut back about 1 1/2".


This illustration shows what we mean by cutting back the vertical bars in order to allow the door frame to overlap the metal hood.

Craftsman Glass Door Fig. 1: Illustration showing vertical bars cut

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!