Project #10453 - Glass Doors for Fireplace
Customer Comments: We want forged iron, black, no glass - mesh only. Inside dimensions are 27.75" tall x 63" wide. Dimensions would provide ~1/4" of margin. Placement would be on the edge of the firebrick vs. natural stone.
Our Comments: Before I work on this, I need to know if you are suggesting you want to install the frame behind the stones. " Placement would be on the edge of the firebrick vs. natural stone."
In most cases, this is not possible because it may be impossible to fit a frame that is wider than the stones into the opening. Because the fireplace tapers back slightly, it may prevent you from being able to put the door frame in at an angle and then slide it forward. The only way to know if this can work would be to create a template to the exact size you want to make the frame and then attempt to put it in. A piece of 1/4" plywood would suffice. You can try cardboard, but you must make sure it does not bend at all when performing the test.
In most cases, we find it does not work. In almost all cases, we make the door about 1/4" narrower than the narrowest distance between the stones. Once the frame is installed, the gaps between the stones are then filled with mortar. There are instructions for such applications here on our website here: Glass Doors for Rock Fireplaces.
One other note: if you want mesh doors instead of glass, each of the doors must be fully framed, so the view will be obstructed much more than it would be with a glass door. If we made a glass door like this, we would use a mesh curtain behind the glass so you could burn it with the doors open. Below are examples of both options. Let me know if the first is what you are looking for or if you would consider the second. It does not affect the cost aside from $100.00 for the addition of mesh curtains behind the glass doors.
Fireplace Opening: 63" W x 27 3/4" H