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Project 10345 - Screen Door for Study Fireplace

Customer Comments: We are in the market for two fireplace screens for our new Nashville-area home and saw your website. Here’s what we have: The second unit is our Study Fireplace. It is an Isokern unit that can burn wood, but we have opted for gas logs instead. No need for this to open, just want a pretty, decorative screen. Open to creativity here. Firebox opening is 35" wide and the area is 46" max wide. The firebox opening begins 8” above the floor. The opening is 30" tall (so top is 38" above floor). Floor to mantle height is 47". Not that we necessarily need to stay with this metal, but all of the metal knobs, handles, etc in this room are brushed nickel.

Our Comments: This is a very elegant fireplace that deserves some special treatment. Because the opening is raised from the floor, the type of screen you can use is limited. Your choices are between a glass door, mesh door or a mesh curtain, which we have chosen as our first recommendation since you were inquiring about a screen rather than a glass door. Also, if you can supply a larger photo, we will be happy to redo this project so you can see better detail.

Fireplace Opening: 46" W x 35" 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.

Finish Samples: Design Specialties Finishes | Stone Manufacturing Finishes | Hearth Creations Finishes

Important Note:
About Finishes!

Frame Screen
Custom Frame Screen Option #1: Custom Frame Sreen with Half Oval Casting in Pewter Finish. This screen is made from 100% solid virgin brass bar stock with a solid brass casting trim. All hand made by local craftsman near us. The pewter finish over solid brass gives this screen a look of elegance that is unmatched in the industry. This can also be made with glass doors. It is expensive, so we will come up with some other alternatives if it is beyond your budget.
Frame Screen
Custom Frame Screen Option #2: Custom Frame Screen with Mini Crown Molding in Brushed Nickel. Same construction as the above screen but with a more contemporary solid brass extrusion.
Brookfield Fireplace Door Option #3: Brookfield Fireplace Door in Satin Nickel. This door is made from anodized aluminum. You can also have a mesh curtain or mesh doors behind the glass so you have a closed screen when the doors are open (you must burn the logs with the doors open). Glass doors are good for gas logs because you are supposed to leave the damper open permanently when a gas log is installed. We have provided this option as it is substantially less expensive than Option #1 and #2.
Screen Door
Custom Fireplace Screen Door Option #4: Custom Fireplace Screen Door Shown in Polished Nickel with Reed & Ribbon Casting. The Reed & Ribbon casting is no longer available, but you can choose from others in the samples below. We just chose to show this door because we had a picture of it.
Custom Fireplace Glass Door Option #5: DF1G-48-MCM Glass Door with Floral Casting Door Frames and Mini Crown Molding 4-Sided Trim in Pewter on Solid Brass.
Stiletto Cutback
Stiletto Fireplace Door Option #6: Stiletto Cutback Fireplace Door in Satin Nickel. Shown with 4-sided cutback frame without draft. This door is made from anodized aluminum. Without the cutback frame, the door projects out from the fireplace 1 5/8", where as with the cutback frame option, it is flush against the fireplace. You can also have a mesh curtain or mesh doors behind the glass as with Option #3.
Stiletto Fireplace Door Option #7: Silhouette Fireplace Door in Satin Nickel. Shown with 4-sided frame without draft. This door projects out from the fireplace 1 3/4" with a profile similar to the standard stiletto shown above. There is no longer a cutback option available for this door. This door is also made from anodized aluminum and has the same mesh choices as Option #3.

Other Pictures

Alternative View Fig. #1: Room View

Other Options & Samples

Casting Trims Sample #1: Solid Brass Casting Trims
Casting Trims Sample #2: Solid Brass Casting Trims 2
Extruded Shapes Sample #3: Solid Brass Extruded Shapes

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!