Hi Felix, we just spoke on the phone in regards to a see through fireplace that I want to add doors to.
I found this article on the web Glass Doors for Rock Fireplaces. Here are some details about this project:
Its a see through wood burning masonry fireplace, opening 26 x 36. I want to add two glass door to the fireplace according to what the article suggests, so I don't have smoke in the house while burning.
One of the doors could be fixed.
I need to do an overlap mount since the stones that I will be adding dont have finish on the sides, then I will probably fill the gaps with mortar or caulking.
House is in south Florida, so I won't be using this fireplace a lot, maybe a couple times a year in winter.
You suggested aluminum frame since it was less expensive than steel and taking into account that it wont be used a lot.
I want the door to look nice, aluminum for some reason sounds to me that won't look as nice as the steel door, maybe I'm wrong, I would need to see some pictures of the two finishes to compare.
I'm installing stones to the fireplace soon.
I'd like something modern , without obstructions in the center of the glass (frames,...) more towards mate metal, not shiny.
We have attempted to create the finished look of your fireplace based on the pictures you sent. We have included several glass doors that will work. The Aluminum doors are substantially less expensive, but have many of the same powder coat finishes. The steel doors will have a superior finished look of quality and make a more refined statement.
36" W x 26" 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 #4: Craftsman Fireplace Door in Ancient Age. Shown with Reclaimed Wood Mantel (sold elsewhere) and Matching Metal Straps for the Mantel (we supply).
Fig #1 - Additional Before Picture
Fig #2 - Additional Before Picture
Fig #3 - Additional Before Picture
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!