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Project 10004 - Fireplace Door Mock-Ups

This is a beautiful ledger stone fireplace with a hand hewn rustic looking mantel. Fireplaces like yours look best when the glass doors are installed inside the opening and the gap between the stones is filled with mortar. Although it is possible to install a premade stock size door, we do not recommend doing so because there will be unsightly gaps all around the opening and smoke is likely to come through them and darken the stone. Plus, you won't get a very good seal on the fireplace and cold air will still continue to come into the home. It is more costly to have doors custom made, but the finished look and added functionality are well worth it.

Fireplace opening size: To measure this fireplace, you will need to find the narrowest and widest widths between the stones by measuring between each stone. Same for the height. We will also need the measurement from the hearth to the bottom of the lintel.

Recommended frame size: Once we get the measurements, we will recommend making the door 1/4" to 1/2" less on the top and sides than the narrowest width depending on how much variance there is.

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

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Black Rock
Option #1: Design Specialties Black Rockin Forged Iron>
Milwaukee Armada
Option #2: Design Specialties Milwaukee Forge Armada in Forged Iron
Legend
Option #3: Design Specialties Legend in 304 Stainless Steel
Carolina Mission Pane
Option #4: Design Specialties Carolina with Mission Window Pane (black with satin nickel doors)

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!