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Glass Doors for Stepped Fireplace - Project #11398

Customer Comments: This is our fireplace. There is a shelf on the right side about 9 1/4 wide by 17 7/8 tall. I believe it may have been originally meant for cooking food or boiling water. We would like to have folding glass doors on the main portion of the fireplace which is 28 7/8 tall by 31 3/4 wide. On the right where the lip is we would like to have a small metal door that could be opened and closed or removed and replaced. So if anyone ever wanted to use the fireplace for cooking, they could do so. Additionally, we are having a new flue put in. The lever to the new floe will be on the right wall just inside the fireplace close to the top. I can send pics of the lever next week once it is installed if needed. We wanted to get a rustic black frame with a right side rustic black door or hatch. Please let me know if this is possible for you to do. Thank you.

Our Comments: Below is the basic concept of how we would normally treat this type of fireplace using two glass doors.

Fireplace Opening: See Below

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!


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.

Legend Fireplace Door Option #1: Design Specialties Legend Fireplace Glass Door with Bifold Doors on Left and Single Door on Right.

High End Hand Crafted Wrought Iron/Steel Doors

Hand crafted doors take on a more rugged natural look for those who appreciate craftsmanship tasteful details.

Iron Age 2
Iron Age 2 Fireplace Door Option #2: Hearth Creations Iron Age 2 Fireplace Glass Door with Hammered Texture in Matte Black with Cabinet Glass Doors on Left and Hammered Steel Door on Right.


Fireplace Measurements

Other Pictures

Fig #1 - Closeup
Fig #2 - Room Setting

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!