Project 10273 - Glass Doors for Used Brick Fireplace
Hi there. We currently have a floor to ceiling brick fireplace with an opening 27" h and 35" wide and are looking to update the screen door the previous owners had with a glass door. One of my main concerns is the holes that were drilled into the brick by the previous owner so I will need those holes to be covered in addition to purchasing the glass door. The holes are 3 inches from the opening. We like the craftsman, carolina sunrise (maybe tight fit), oak tree, and madrid and were thinking rustic black. I am attaching photos. I would be so grateful if you would be able to show us what our fireplace might look like with some of those styles and if you have any input into how to best work with what was left by the previous owner (holes).
Thank you very much.
Our Comments: We can make the door frames wider to cover the holes or you can patch the holes. A good way to patch the holes is to scrape one or several of your bricks in a non-conspicuous place to gather some red brick dust. Then fill a hole with mortar and before the mortar dries, pat some of the brick dust on the surface of the mortar with your finger or a brush. We added the Milwaukee Forge Armada, which is perfectly designed to cover the holes. We have also shown some of the doors with customized 3 1/2" wide frames and some standard frames so you can see the difference and decide whether or not you wish to try and fill the holes or let the door frame cover them. We also suggest that you consider the Forged Iron finish, which is a blackened look that has more character and looks great on the forged style doors.
35" W x 27" 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 #5: Legend Sunrise Window Pane Fireplace Door in Rustic Black (made with wide side frame). This looks just like the Carolina, but when we make the frame with a custom width, we must use the Legend since it is made from a solid sheet of steel that is laser cut, whereas the Carolina is made from 1 1/2" wide or 2" wide steel bar stock.
Fig #1 - Closeup - Show with existing screen door open
Fig #2 - Top Left
Fig #3 - Bottom Left
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!