This is an example of a well built slate stone fireplace front. With most stone fireplaces we would suggest an inside fit with a mortar joint. However, in this case the stones appear to be flat enough such that an overlap fit may also be appropriate, so we have created examples of both applications. The inside fit is more difficult to install but gives seems to better flatter the stone as you can recess the door a but to reveal the stone thickness. The outside fit will hide the cut edge of the stone if you do not want to see it, plus it better preserves the size of the fireplace opening. The request was to see how the Design Specialties Carolina Door with the Window Pane option would look in a black finish. We also created a mock up of the new Blackrock door because it is so popular and we wanted to show how it would look.
Fireplace opening size: Approximately 36" W x 26" H.
Recommended frame size: We recommend overlapping the stones by 1" on the top and each side, so the overall frame dimension would be 2" wider and 1" taller than the opening once we get the exact measurements.
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.
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!