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Project #10405 - Fireplace Doors for Large Fireplace

Customer Comments: Hello, Thank you for the availability of this mockup design service. Pictures attached. We're interested in Brookfield or Stiletto; more of an inside fit rather than the big box store versions with 3-4"+ exterior overlap.Sounds like that goal fits with the cutback description in the FAQs on your site? We'd like to retain most of this new tile surround, rather than covering up half or more of it with a metal frame.. Finish -- the exterior hearth is a dark, black/gray granite, and finishes like Ancient Age, Natural Iron, Classic and Cast Bronze looked like they may work well. As far as doors, it wasn't clear whether the standard doors are twin doors (two doors, two glass panels), which is our preference, not two bi-folds (four glass panels), backed by Twin Gate Mesh Backup Doors. The project gallery IDs we looked at are #10186 (Brookfield) and 10169 (Stiletto). Maybe there is a similar style that we overlooked. The opening is nominally 32 1/2 H x 48 15/16 W (slight variations depending on where the measurement is taken). There is a 5/8" distance from the tile face to the first inside hearth bricks. Thank you. Look forward to your ideas and recommendations.

Our Comments: Well, your fireplace is very large, so there really is no necessity to use a very narrow frame and the Stiletto may be too narrow to be proportional to the fireplace. But we will let you be the judge of that. What you don't want is a frame that overlaps the opening by much. So any door we make can overlap just 1/4" on the top and sides regardless of the width of the frame. We cannot make cabinet doors for a fireplace this large since no single glass panel can exceed 4 sq feet for structural integrity. A way around this is shown in Option #1.

Fireplace Opening: 48" 15/16 W x 32 1/2" 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

Essex Fireplace Door Option #7: Essex Fireplace Glass Door in Classic Bronze. Note: This door is not available in sizes this large but has been included for others to see how it might look if the fireplace was smaller. Size limit is 44" W x 33" H.

Other Pictures

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.

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!