Glass Doors for Fireplace with Rounded Opening - Project #11496
Customer Comments: Hello. We have been shopping for fireplace doors at Woodland Direct. It seems prudent for us to compare the cost using comparable materials so we are contacting you for an estimate. From you selection of products those most similar to what we have found are Carolina and Legend, option. Trackless bi-fold in bronze finish. We think ZC Legend may be needed as we have “corners” that are bullnose. I have attached photos of our fireplace. Also, a diagram with the critical dimensions. Our fireplace is a Rumford style. Our home is constructed of rammed-earth, which includes the fireplace and hearth.
Our Comments: The Legend ZC door is not appropriate for a wood burning fireplace. ZC stands for zero clearance, which is a prefabricated metal fireplace framed into the house with 2x4 construction. The standard Legend is what you would want if you went this route with a wider frame. The widest frame the Carolina can be made with is 2 1/2" and the frame has a 2" recessed depth, so the Carolina may not be appropriate. Here are some great options for you to consider.
Fireplace Opening: 39" W x 32 7/8" 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
Design Specialties Legend
The Legend from Design Specialties is laser cut and can have the frame made to whatever dimension you want. There is a 1 1/2" deep subframe, so a wider frame as you have specified will be necessary in order to clear the curved opening.
Hearth Creation doors are also laser cut and can have custom frame widths. The main difference is the subframe is only 3/4" deep, so you do not need a very wide frame to clear the curve. a 2" frame should do the trick and leave you with a better look.
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!