Glass Doors for Arched Fireplace and Wood Storage - Project #11280
Customer Comments: See Below
Our Comments: We have 3 different manufacturers that can make doors for your fireplace. The first two make their doors from steel. The second can overlay the steel with an antique brass plated material. The third makes their doors from solid brass (very high end and expensive), so if you want a true antique brass, bronze or patina finish, they make the best in the USA. We have created examples of each.
Fireplace Opening: 42" W x 25" H (sides) x 31" H (center)
Small Opening: 24" W x 22" H (sides) x 25" H (center)
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
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. Satin Nickel finishes done on solid brass are the finest quality and will not rust like plated steel.
Customer Comments: Hello, We recently removed a "beast of a wood-burning stove" from our fireplace. It had been inserted directly into the fire box by the previous owners sometime in the 1980s. You will notice a piece of cardboard at the top of the fire box in 2 of the 3 photos I have attached. We have arranged for a proper damper to be installed. The original damper was apparently discarded during the wood-burner installation, or later tossed. The chain in the fire box is misleading. The current rooftop damper does not fit and cannot be closed. We hope this will all be set to right very soon.
Our home is a split-level ranch, built in 1965. We would like our new fireplace doors to have a simple, understated design, consistent with the house's mid-century vibe. We think a brown - rust - or possibly even an antique brass color will blend nicely with the reddish oak tones in the room and the ivory color of the bricks, walls and ceiling. No black. No gray or silver tones.
The fireplace has been plumbed for natural gas. We would like the doors to be designed so that a fire can be enjoyed safely, but honestly, it is unlikely we will ever build a fire. We would simply like to keep the option.
The second, smaller opening has no real purpose except storage. We would possibly be interested in a door for that opening, if a coordinating, simple door can fall within our budget for this project.
My husband and I are looking forward to hearing from 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!