Glass Doors for Small Fireplace Raised In The Wall - Project #11258
Our Comments: Because your fireplace opening is so small and raised up in the wall, we have provided examples of doors that play with the proportions a bit, either by having wider frames or almost no frame at all. The doors that overlap the opening fit very flat against the fireplace and do not project out like your previous doors.
All fireplace doors that are mass produced and sold at home centers are designed to sit flat on a hearth and do not generally look good on a raised fireplace. We believe you will like any of these much better.
Fireplace Opening: 26" W x 26" 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
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.
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.
High End Hand Crafted Solid Brass
These doors are hand crafted by skilled artisans from Solid Brass or Steel, depending on the finish that is desired. Very high end, and very refined. Items made from solid brass come in a wide variety of hand crafted patinas and other finishes. The steel doors shown above cannot be made in these types of brass finishes, which is why we have chosen these doors.
ProfilesShown Above: Design Specialties Aluminum Bungalow Profile Shown Above: Stone Manufacturing Solid Brass Split Tube Profiles
Pictures & Comments
Customer Comments: Hi there, We need new doors/frame on our fireplace as the current one is really rusted and tarnished when we bought the apartment. As you can see the fireplace is in the middle of the brick and we don't have plans to build a hearth anytime soon. Based on the measurements I can't find an "off the shelf" that will fit, so this is our next step! We are looking for something likely black, or maybe black with brass accents - not so much brass like they currently are. We like modern clean, sleek lines - nothing too ornate or busy. The opening of the fireplace box itself is approximately 26x26 inches. It is reasonably flat/consistent. The one qualification, is that in measuring the height, the 26 inch measurement is only good for about 1.5 inches deep into the box; after that depth it's about 25.5 inches tall as part of the box is then lower.
The current doors seem to be attached with brackets at the bottom and then at the top there is a hook on the doors that goes into some large screws with a circle top to catch the hook. There is apparently some insulation on the sides between the brick and the brass, and caulk all the way around on outside. The measurements of the current glass doors are approximately 22.5 inches tall and 25.75 inches wide; the full frame of brass or whatever it is is a bit less than 30.5 inches tall and is 32 inches wide. Thank you!
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.
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!