Wrought iron mesh doors for arched stone fireplace - Project #11387
Customer Comments: I have recently completed the renovation of a large stone home in the Virginia Piedmont. The home was built in the 1930s and the renovation has maintained and enhanced the traditional design elements and materials used when it was first constructed. There are a total of seven fireplaces that will require screens and I have selected the non-typical stone surround raised hearth to get started. All fireplaces except for the dining room have gas starters installed, they will all be wood burning only. Thanks for your assistance.
Our Comments: Here are examples of doors we recommend for this application. We are showing all of the options as overlap fitting doors, although they can be made to fit inside, in which case you will need to fill the gaps around the frame with mortar. Overlapping the stone may require a slightly wider frame than shown in some of the mockups to cover the irregularities. Option #1 and Option #4 are the doors you provided as examples.
Fireplace Opening: 39 1/2" W x 33" H (sides) x 35 1/2" 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
High End Hand Forged Wrought Iron Doors
These doors from Stone Manufacturing are in fact hand forged by a real Blacksmith, so the texture and finish are authentic. They are very high end coming in at double or triple the price of the steel doors shown lower on the page ($6500-$8500 price range).
High End Hand Crafted Solid Brass
These doors are hand crafted by skilled artisans at Stone Manufacturing from Solid Copper. Although solid copper was not uncommon in the early 20th century for fireplace screens, Stone Mfg. is one of the only manufacturers capable of making doors from this material today. These doors are also available made from solid brass in a wide variety of hand crafted patinas and unique high quality finishes ($6000 + price range).
Medium Range Steel Doors
These steel doors are more affordable because they are laser cut or pieced together from flat bar stock. Hammered details are done by machine rather than by hand to keep the cost to a minimum. They are rugged and well crafted with design elements that fit the 1930s blacksmith style, but are not forged by a blacksmith ($3000 to $4800 price range).
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!