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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

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

Bungalow Fireplace Door Option #1: Bungalow Fireplace Glass Door

Doors with Custom Metal Surround

These 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.
Metal Fireplace Surround Option #2: Metal surround trim shown in a Vintage Iron finish before doors are installed.
Stiletto Cutback
Stiletto Fireplace Door Option #3: Stiletto Fireplace Glass Door in Rustic Black.
Brookfield Fireplace Door Option #4: Brookfield Fireplace Glass Door in Natural Iron.
Carolina WP
Carolina Fireplace Door Option #5: Carolina Window Pane Fireplace Glass Door in Natural Iron.

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

Legend Fireplace Door Option #6: Legend Fireplace Glass Door
Legend Fireplace Door Option #7: Legend Fireplace Glass Door
Legend Fireplace Door Option #8: Legend Fireplace Glass Door

Other Pictures

Fig #1 - Closeup
Fig #2 - Left Width
Fig #3 - Right Width
Fig #4 - Right Width
Fig # - Height at lowest point
Fig # - Height at Center
Fig # - Height Right Side
Fig # - Lintel

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!