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Project #10399 - Forged Iron Fireplace Doors

Customer Comments: We have to do an inside mount and not cover the antique tile in any way. Not sure which doors fit this install, but we prefer a thinner frame and can't decide between two flat doors or bifold. We do want a sliding mesh screen on a track. Most importantly we want to be able to shut the doors before going to bed when embers are still warm. Now we leave flue open and we lose all the heat in the house! We liked these style and like black or dark finishes (dark oil rubbed or brown/patina mental might look nice). No silver, brass or gold.

We liked: #27 Aspect, #22 Carolina window pane (though we don't love the idea of seeing metal in the middle)

Our Comments: We have created mock-ups of the two doors you liked and added a couple others we think would look great. The center bar down the middle is a personal choice and really does nothing to block the view of the fire since you would burn the fire with the doors open and mesh closed. It lends itself to a more craftsman style look, which very much suits your fireplace. We recommend making the door 1/4" less on the top and each side and then filling the gap in with grout or mortar after the door is installed.

Fireplace Opening: 41 1/2" W x 28 3/4" H
Width at brick about 1 inch in from tile: 41
Recommended make to size: 41" W x 23 1/2" H.
Height of lintel must be measured

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

Before
Before:
Craftsman 2
Craftsman Glass Door Option #1: Craftsman 2 in Antique Copper with cabinet doors and mesh curtains. Hand crafted from solid brass then hand finished by artisans at Stone Manufacturing. This is the ultimate high end.
Craftsman
Craftsman Glass Door Option #2: Craftsman Fireplace Door in Forged Iron. Laser cut steel (no seams).
Carolina WP
Carolina Fireplace Door Option #3A: Carolina Window Pane Fireplace Glass Door in Rustic Black. Laser cut steel (no seams)
Carolina WP
Carolina Fireplace Door Option #3B: Carolina Window Pane Fireplace Glass Door in Classic Bronze. Laser cut steel (no seams)
Aspect
Aspect Fireplace Door Option #4: Aspect Fireplace Glass Door in Rustic Black. Welded steel (seams at corners)

Other Pictures

Fig #1 - Closeup
Fig #2 - Top Right
Fig #3 - Bottom Left
Fig #4 - Damper
Fig #5 - Room Setting

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!