Project 10123 - Glass Doors for Large Stone Fireplace
Customer Request: Would like to see glass door options for a fireplace this large
Our Comments: The rule of thumb for making glass doors for very large openings is that we must keep each panel of glass smaller than 3 square feet. In order to do this on your fireplace, we either need to make a wider frame to reduce the size of the glass panels or add fixed end panels on each side. We have created examples of both.
Fireplace Opening Size: 60" W x 40" 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 #2: Black Rock with Wide Frame in Forged Iron.
Option #3: Legend with Wide Frame in Vintage Iron.
Figure #1: Example of Legend Square Arch Window Pane Door with Fixed End Panels. This is the actual picture we used to create your mockup.
Figure #2: This is an example of a Brookfield door with fixed end panels. This is an aluminum door and is the least expensive type of door for large fireplaces but is less sturdy.
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!