Project #10361 - Glass Door for Ledger Stone Fireplace
I have a masonry fireplace which was covered with brick. We put a rock tile veneer over the brick which made the wall 1.25” thicker. Measurements of the opening are 34” width ,26 3/8” height (this includes some of the uneven mortar that was never filed flat with the surface. Question should this be sanded down if possible as it reduces measured distance a fraction of an inch). Please give estimate prices for finishes “silver”, “satin nickel”, and “old world bronze”. I would like the fireplace door to be flush with the front stone. Will this be able to be installed given the thickness of the previous brick and the veneer stone? Thanks
I don't think you would need to sand down the mortar that you referred to. We would make them about 1/4" narrower than the smallest dimension between the stones and you would then fill the gap with mortar anyways. Here are some examples of how various doors might look in the finishes you requested. I added doors in all price ranges including aluminum, steel and solid brass
Fireplace Opening Size: 34" W x 26 3/8" 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 #6: HHVL-CVBF in Satin Nickel. This is a very custom door made from solid brass barstock and then nickel plated and hand finished. There is no better quality satin nickel available in the USA. This finish will outlast any other satin nickel and has a much richer deeper look due to the solid brass foundation.
Option #7: EDGE door in Satin Nickel. Instead of the frame on the face of the door, this frame recesses into the fireplace allowing the glass to go nearly from end to end of the opening. The materials and finish are the same as in Option #6 above.
Stiletto Door Profiles
The cutback option will allow you to minimize the gap at the top. Without this option, the door will need to be made about 1/4" lower than the lintel so that it fits under the lintel comfortably. This will leave a gap of about 5/8" at the top due to the thickness of the lintel. The cutback frame will allow the top of the frame to overlap the lintel which will minimize the gap to about 1/4". So we would make the door to 1/4" narrower on the top and sides than the narrowest width and then the gaps would be filled with mortar.
Stiletto Door Profiles
Fig. #1: Room Setting
Fig. #2: Top Left
Fig. #3: Bottom Left
Fig. #4: Damper
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.
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