Project #10510 - Glass Doors for Fireplace
Customer Comments: I am interested in the Bungalow in textured black or black iron with the preinstalled mesh curtain. Based on all this below, please tell me if there is anything better.
The opening has never had doors but was rather covered with an stove that sat out in the room. All has been removed. My opening needs fireplace doors with mesh curtain for spark protection when the doors are open. It is a large fireplace brick opening with recessed mortar (mortar is not flush with brick face). My fireplace hearth is flush with the opening. There is some blackened brick around the opening, about 1.5” worth here and there that I would like to hide with the installed door’s overall frame. I think the outside dimensions of the installed unit should be at least 46” wide by 30.5” tall to conceal the 1.5 inches (give or take) of blackened brick around the opening.
The width of the opening appears to be 42 13/16” to 43” wide but of course the recessed mortar in between each brick complicates this measurement, not to mention the antique uneven brick used. The height of the opening is tough to measure also because the lintel firebox must be slightly warped. The lintel is recessed roughly 3/4” into the brick facing (see picture.) I don’t know whether to measure the opening to the brick or the actual recessed firebox to get height. If measuring from the hearth to the recessed firebox, the left side is about 28 5/8” high and the right may be as high as 28 15/16” to 29". The fire box slopes down a little across the top width of the opening so I just want to confirm I’m measuring correctly.
Our Comments: The Bungalow is a great choice for your fireplace and will accomplish what you desire and is at the lowest price range because it is made from aluminum. There are other options using steel doors because we can make the frame whatever width we want. These are in a higher price range but may give you a better look.
Rough Fireplace Opening: 43" W x 29" H
Doors with Custom Metal SurroundThese options illustrate the concept of using a metal surround trim to cover all the bricks inside the mantel before a glass door is installed. This will allow you to use ANY fireplace door and cover up the damaged bricks. This creates a more finished look since the mantel currently appears to be "Floating" on the bricks. The metal surround is held in place by the glass doors when they are installed, so there is really nothing to installing the trim aside from placing it in front of the fireplace and then installing the doors.
Doors with Wider Frame
These doors are made from solid steel and we can have the frame made as wide as we want. So they can work like the surround above or like the Bungalow