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Glass Doors for Casual Traditional Fireplace - Project #11482

Customer Comments: My husband and I are looking to put a glass cover on the front of our fireplace. The fireplace drafts really well when it is burning but when there is no fire on a windy day the downdraft gets the entire house smiling like smut. I would like something to help with that while still being able to open as mush as possible while burning. Thank You.

Our Comments: Here are some doors to consider including examples of the ones you said you liked.

Fireplace Opening: 42" W x 30 1/4" 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 Sheet Steel Doors

These doors are fabricated from bent sheet metal, which is the least expensive option. This is one of the doors you provided us as an example of what you might like. The Picollo is not necessarily the best choice for a fireplace that is raised up slightly like yours as the frame is designed to sit flat on the hearth. When raised up slightly, it appears to be hanging in place. However, it is the least expensive alternative.

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Hearthcraft Picollo Fireplace Door Option #1: Hearthcraft Custom Piccolo Door in Natural Iron.

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.

Brookfield Fireplace Door Option #2: Design Specialties Brookfield Fireplace Glass Door in Rustic Black.
Stiletto Fireplace Door Option #3: Design Specialties Stiletto Cutback Fireplace Glass Door in Vintage Iron.

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.

Carolina WP
Carolina Fireplace Door Option #4: Design Specialties Carolina Window Pane Fireplace Glass Door in Rustic Black.
Flat Steel
Flat Steel Fireplace Door Option #5: Hearth Creations Flat Steel Door in Matte Black with Brushed Chrome Trim and Handles.
Buckingham Arch
Buckingham Arch Makeover Door Option #6: Design Specialties Buckingham Arch Makeover Bifold Fireplace Glass Door in Classic Bronze with Diamond Bar Handles, Clear Glass and Mesh Curtains.

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.

DF1G-48 Solid Brass Fireplace Door with Floral Casting Option #7: Stone Manufacturing DF1G-48 Solid Brass Fireplace Cabinet Doors with Floral Casting Door Trim in Antique Pewter with Special Dark Graylite-14 Glass.
DF1G-48 Solid Brass Fireplace Door with Floral Casting Option #7: Stone Manufacturing DF1G-52 Solid Brass Fireplace Cabinet Doors with Half Oval Casting Trim in Satin Nickel with Special Dark Graylite-14 Glass.


Examples: These are the screenshots you sent us of doors you liked

Finish Options for Stone Manufacturing

Antique Finishes Gold Finishes Silver Finishes Iron Finishes Wrought Iron Finishes

Solid Brass Castings

Use your imagination to create the perfect fireplace screen with these solid brass castings from Stone Manufacturing. Compliment architectural details in the mantel or other furnishings in our home, or simply create your own unique look. Available in a wide variety of finishes.

Narrow Castings

#66 - 5/8" Bellini (French Gold)
#88 - 5/8" Prince of Wales (Ormolu)
#54 - 7/8" Reed & Ribbon (Oil Rubbed Bronze)
#34 - 7/8" Mini Rope (Bronze Patina)
#35 - 7/8" Ornate Beaded (Aged Brass)
#20 - 1" Egg & Dart (Old English)
#22 - 1" Laurel Leaf (Antique Brass)
#27 - 1" French (Old English)
#33 - 1 1/8" Rope (Black Antique Silver)
#44 - 1" Circle Dot (Satin Nickel)
#52 - 1" Half Oval (Antique Pewter)
#55 - 1" Flower & Ribbon (Amber)
#48 - 1 1/8" Floral (Antique Brass)

Wide Castings

#77 - 1 1/4" Desert Palms (Oil Rubbed Bronze)
#99 - 1 3/8" Wave & Scroll (Old English)
#36 - 1 3/4" Oak Leaf (Hand Polished)
#46 - 2" Tulip (Burnt Sienna)
#51 - 2" Greek Key (Satin Brass & Black)
#42 - 2 1/8" Victorian (Brown Antique Silver)
#39 - 2 5/8" Wild Flowers (Highlighted Old English)
#95 - 1 1/2"-3 1/2" Shell (Polished Brass)

Other Pictures

Fig #1 - Closeup
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Fig #3 - Closeup
Fig #4 - Room Setting
Fig #5 - 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!