Glass Doors for Superior 50 Inch Traditional Fireplace - Project #11367
Customer Comments: Good Morning! We need help selecting a door for our new fireplace. As you can see from the pictures, the house leans toward transitional with some California costal accents. Our thought was a simple black frame with 2 glass doors versus the 4 door "accordion" look. The opening is 50" wide by 30" tall, but please note the "lip" at the bottom that I suppose was designed to hold ashes in? Please let me know if you have questions.
Our Comments: Only certain types of doors can be installed on this Superior 50" Traditional Fireplace. If you wish to have cabinet doors, you cannot burn a fire with the doors closed due to the large size of the two glass panes. We have provided one example of a door that can be burned closed with a very modern bifold system.
Fireplace Opening: 50" W x 30" 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
These can be made in cabinet style doors but must be burned with the doors open. Doors do not necessarily open a full 180 degrees depending on the model.
These can be burned with the doors closed, but must have bifold doors. These doors can open 180 degrees flat to the fireplace if installed flush with the facing.
Stone Manufacturing Sliding Door
The sliding door from Stone Mfg features a 2" wide plain frame made from your choice of steel or solid brass (painted black). The left and right glass panes are fixed while the center panes slide left and right to open. This door is recommended for gas fires as it is not as practical for burning wood.
W1: Smallest width between the stones
W2: Smallest width between the firebricks inside
H1: Smallest height between the stones
H2: Smallest height from the top black metal to the bottom stones (I cannot tell from the picture of the black metal is flush at the top. If it is, that measurement should be the same as H2)
H3: Tallest height at the bottom from the stones to the top edge of the row of bricks
We will make the outer frame 1/8” smaller than the smallest stone opening (W1 x H1) and make the frame at the bottom wide enough to cover H3 and have the subframe clear those bricks by 1/4".
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!