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Glass Doors for Craftsman Style Home - Project #11505

Customer Comments: Hi, Our home, built in 1937, is a 2 story saltbox style. Interior is "Traditional". Fireplace is on opposite wall to the right of the main entry. We would like to retain the existing fan blower system. The existing doors sit atop the bar containing that system with small fan to the left. The existing doors are vented top and bottom. I am wondering if new system should be vented at the bottom also. Definitely want to avoid bifold doors. No wire mesh. "Craftsman" style might be nice. "Traditional" design? Definitely not "Modern" look. I look forward to your idea(s) for the fireplace doors, and Thank you.

Our Comments: Glass doors rarely have vents at the top nowadays as they never were very functional and allowed smoke into the room. A bottom vent is essential for feeding air to the fire and is an option available for all of our doors. Here are some examples in a wide variety of materials and price ranges that will work with your Traditional/Craftsman style.

Fireplace Opening: 31 3/4" W x 28 1/2" H (approx)
Existing Doors: 44 1/4" W x 34" 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 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 #1: Design Specialties Brookfield Fireplace Glass Door.
Savannah Fireplace Door Option #2: Design Specialties Savannah Fireplace Glass Door.

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 Fireplace Door Option #3: Design Specialties Carolina Fireplace Glass Door in Rustic Black.
Carolina MWP
Carolina Fireplace Door Option #4: Design Specialties Carolina Mission Window Pane Fireplace Glass Door in Rustic Black.

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 #5: Hearth Creations Iron Age 2 Fireplace Glass Door with Hammered Texture and Craftsman Style Doors in Antique Gray.
Iron Age 4
Iron Age 4 Fireplace Door Option #6: Hearth Creations Iron Age 4 Fireplace Glass Door with Straps and Rivets in Burnished Copper.
Iron Age 6
Iron Age 6 Fireplace Door Option #7: Hearth Creations Iron Age 6 Fireplace Glass Door with Craftsman Style Wrought Iron Details in Textured Black.
Craftsman Glass Door Option #8: Design Specialties Craftsman Fireplace Door in Forged Iron.
Legend Fireplace Door Option #9: Design Specialties Legend Bifold Fireplace Glass Door with Extra Wide Frame and Fake Scroll Louvers.

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!