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Project 10187 - Glass Doors for Rock Fireplace

Customer Comments: Can we see what a Stiletto (cutback) overlapping the lintel and a stiletto inside fit (under lintel) might look like? He would like these in Grey glass and Dark Pewter color

Our Comments: The cutback frame will make the top of the door even with the top stone on each side of the opening, which is exactly the same as the lintel height. The standard door needs 1/4" clearance from the lintel, so it will be 1/4" lower than those stones. There will be a small gap at the bottom that will also need to be filled with mortar since the hearth inside is 1/4" lower and the mortar joint between the hearth and inner floor is tapered. We have included this in our illustrations.

Fireplace Opening:
Min. width: 32 1/4"
Min height: 27" (hearth to lintel... hearth is 1/4" higher than firebox floor)

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

Important Note:
About Finishes!


After Photos

These pictures were supplied by our customer after they installed the doors that were selected from the mockups we created lower on this page. Notice how the finished product is mortared in nicely. They did a great job on the installation. We used the Stiletto Cutback in this case so that the door would fit right up to the lintel. Notice how the mortar joint across the top is even with the top bricks on the sides. This makes it look as though the stone was built around the door. This was made possible by using the cutback frame so the subframe fit under the lintel and the outer edge of the frame was even with the lintel.

After: Live after photo of Stiletto Cutback in Vintage Iron with Gray Glass and Mesh Curtains.
After: Live after photo showing doors open


These are the mockups we presented to this customer prior to their purchase

Option #1: Stiletto Cutback in Dark Pewter with Grey Glass.
Option #2: Stiletto (standard) in Dark Pewter with Grey Glass.

Other Pictures

Figure #1: Top Left
Figure #2: Bottom Left
Figure #3: Side View

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!