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Project #10613 - Glass Doors for Fireplace

Customer Comments: We would like to inquire about getting a custom made fireplace screen. You had done a beautiful simple screen for my friend this last year and had been able to make it so it fit inside the opening. I really like how that allowed the fireplace to speak for itself and not have the screen take away from its natural beauty. But I noticed on your website it mentioned that for safety the screen should be later than the opening. I was wondering if having the screen fit inside the opening is still safe. In addition, we have really interesting tile work so regardless of it fitting inside or outside the opening, I would like it so that the screen doesn't obstruct or take away from that.

Our Comments: I love your fireplace, that tile is absolutely beautiful. We can certainly create screen that is plain and simple, or one with tasteful details that flatter the entire fireplace (both the tile and mantel) without taking away from it. There is no real safety issue with the screen fitting inside the opening. It is possible that sparks can get through the space between the sides, but we should be able to make it tight enough to where that is a very minimal risk.

Fireplace Opening: 34 1/2" W x 26 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

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Free Standing Frame Screens

These free standing screens have sliding mesh curtains. They are nice because you can leave them open to show off the inside of the fireplace or keep them closed to hide it. They are also very convenient because you do not have to move them out of the way to tend the fire.

Frame Screen
Fireplace Frame Screen Option #1A: CFR85-48 Fireplace Free Standing Frame Screen with Floral Casting Trim and AR-AN16 Marseilles Andirons in Hardwood Bronze. Shown with curtain screens open.
Frame Screen
Fireplace Frame Screen Option #1B: CFR85-48 Fireplace Free Standing Frame Screen with Floral Casting Trim and AR-AN16 Marseilles Andirons in Hardwood Bronze. Shown with curtain screens closed.
Frame Screen
Fireplace Frame Screen Option #1C: CFR85-48 Fireplace Free Standing Screen with Floral Casting Trim and AR-AN16 Marseilles Andirons in Hardwood Bronze. Shown with flat wire mesh instead of sliding mesh curtains.
Frame Screen
Fireplace Frame Screen Option #2: CFR90-35 Fireplace Free Standing Frame Screen with Ornate Beaded Casting Trim Hardwood Bronze.

Single Panel Fireplace Screens

Single panel screens, also referred to as spark arrestors, are very popular for a clean simple look but are less convenient that frame screens because you must move them out of the way and have a place to set them aside whenever tending the fire. Most of these can also be made as frame screens if you prefer the convenience of sliding mesh curtains.

Single Panel Screen
Solid Brass Fireplace Screen Option #3: 1P35M Solid Brass Singe Panel Fireplace Screen with Ornate Beaded Frame in Aged Brass.
Single Panel Screen
Solid Brass Fireplace Screen Option #4: 1P40M Solid Brass Single Panel Fireplace Screen with Cloverleaf Casting in Flat Black.
Single Panel Screen
Solid Brass Fireplace Screen Option #5: WI-1P30M Wrought Iron Fireplace Screen in Natural Iron.
Single Panel Screen
Solid Brass Fireplace Screen Option #6: 1P30M Single Panel Fireplace Screen with Square Handles and Angle Feet in Flat Black
Single Panel Screen
Carolina Single Panel Screen Option #7: Carolina Single Panel Fireplace Screen in Rustic Black. Shown with Matching Custom Black Rock Andirons.
Single Panel Screen
Carolina Single Panel Screen Option #8: Carolina Single Panel Fireplace Screen in Old World Bronze. Shown with Matching Custom Empire Andirons.

Other Pictures

Fig #1 - Room Setting
Fig #2 - Closeup
Fig #3 - Top Left
Fig #4 - Bottom Left
Fig #5 - 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!