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Glass Doors for Curved Fireplace - Project #11345

Our Comments: There are 2 options for adding glass doors to a convex bowed fireplace like this. Fit a rectangular door inside the opening and fill in the gaps with mortar (roughly $1500), or have a bowed glass door made to fit the curve (roughly $4500). The glass panes in the bowed door are flat, so several panes of glass are often needed to work around the curve. In this case, a normal bifold door will work because the curve is not drastic. Here are examples of both options.

Fireplace Opening: 37" W x 24 1/2" 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!


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 Fireplace Glass Door in Rustic Black. Shown as an inside fit with mortar.
Brookfield Fireplace Door Option #2: Design Specialties Brookfield Fireplace Glass Door in Rustic Black. Shown overlapping the sides 1" and fitting under the lintel.

Bowed Glass Door

Stone Manufacturing is one of the few companies that will make a bowed glass door to fit a convex curved fireplace opening.

Solid Brass
Bowed Fireplace Door Option #3: Stone Manufacturing DF1G Bowed Bifold Fireplace Door in Matte Black.

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!