Project 10011 - Fireplace Door Mock-Ups
Here is a beautifully constructed ledger stone fireplace. The stone on this fireplace is flat enough to do an overlap fit or an inside fit. If you want a very narrow frame, you will need a frame with a very narrow profile like the two examples below so that we do not shrink the size of the opening much. To do an inside fit, we would leave about a 1/4" to 1/2" gap on the top and each side depending on how irregular the opening actually is. The gap would then need to be filled with mortar (Option #1 & #2). If you do not want to mortar the door in and prefer an outside fit, you will need a frame that is about 2" wide to help cover the irregularities in the stone. The narrower frames will not overlap enough to cover the gaps between the frame and the stone. We have several examples below to help give you an idea of how either application might look.
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
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!