Project #10327 - Glass Door for Large Arched Fireplace
The dimensions of our fireplace opening are 39" H x 52 1/2" W. The sweep of the arch – lower 26" upper 36". This is a wood burning masonry fireplace. We are interested in models #39 & #30.
We do not typically create mockups for arched fireplace doors, but in order to illustrate how we would make a door for this type of arch, we have taken the time to create this project so others can see how it might work. Due to limitations on the size of individual glass panels (to prevent breakage), large fireplaces like this require fixed end panels on the sides of the door (panels that do not open). This door would be made 1/4" less than the actual opening and the gap would need to be filled with grout or mortar. An exact template would be required and we will tell you how to make that template should you decide to go forward with this project. The door would be in the $4800 to $6000 price range depending on the finish. For consistency and durability on a door this large, we recommend any of the powder coat finishes, which are on the lower price range.
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.
Door Detail: This shows how the door would be fabricated with a wider frame to fit the rectangular opening behind the mantel. The door frames appear slightly lighter than the outer frame in this example just to reveal the detail a bit better.
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!