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Project 10121 - Glass Doors for Brick Fireplace with Ledge

Customer Comments: Brushed nickel. Around a 2” frame , cabinet doors ,gray smoked, Vented logs

Fireplace Opening: 36 1/2" W x 25 1/2" H

Our Comments: When treating fireplaces like this that have a ledge across the top of the opening, the door must be made shorter than the ledge by at least 1/4" to guarantee that the door will fit under the ledge due to irregularities in the ledge bricks and the hearth. We highly recommend making the door to the height of the top of the last brick below the ledge (see Before2 below). The gap will then need to be filled with mortar and painted. This will look best because the mortar joint will follow the natural mortar joint between the brick and the ledge across the opening. Also, notice the gap between the bricks on the hearth and the actual firebox. This will likely need to be filled with mortar as well (see Before2 below).

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

Before
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Before2: Side view showing brick ledge. Recommended door height is from the top of the last brick below the ledge. The gap will then need to be filled with mortar. Also, notice the gap where the hearth meets the opening. This will likely need to be filled with mortar as well.

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!