Here is a beautiful stone fireplace where the arched opening is taller than it is wide and mesh panel doors have been requested (not glass). With an opening this tall, we would add a 1/2" support bar painted black running horizontally behind the mesh in the middle of each door panel. The stone appears to be rather flat around the opening so it may be possible to do an outside fit with a 1" overlap. To determine if an outside fit is appropriate: Make a template of the opening using a flat piece of cardboard and then cut the cardboard 1" wider than the opening. Press the template flat against the fireplace to see how the gaps will appear with a 1" overlap. If the gaps are too noticeable for your taste, an inside fit may be more appropriate.
Important Note: In order for us to create mock ups for arched fireplaces, we have to stretch or shrink the original fireplace door picture to try and match the arch in the picture you supply. If the arches do not match closely, the door frame may appear slightly distorted or may not match the arch as closely in the example is it would in reality.
Fireplace Size: 42" W x 53 1/2" 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.
Option #3: Buckingham Mesh Panel Doors in Cast Bronze
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!