Project #10690 - Glass Doors for Fireplace
Customer Comments: Hello, I have a masonry fireplace that I’m looking to get glass doors for. There are two odd quirks. First, the masonry curves slightly at the top of the fireplace opening, making a standard rectangular frame unable to fit. Second, there is a raised brick hearth with a slope down to the fireplace floor. The difference between the hearth and the fireplace floor is about 4”. So a metal frame would need to be taller on the bottom vs top/sides.
The fireplace is approx. 36.75" wide (35.25" at the narrowest), and 27" tall. We’re looking for a simple, matte black frame with clear glass doors. I would also like the option to have mesh interior doors. I am also planning on converting from wood burning to vented gas logs, in case that makes a difference in door selection. I’d like as tight of seal as permitted to prevent drafts.
Our Comments: We have come up with an interesting solution, which is to make the door the shape of the arch. Please dive into in these mockups and look at the subtle differences in the doors, particularly how the glass can be used to hide the upper portion of the arch.
Important note about gas logs: Gas logs must be burned with the doors open. We are not able to create mockups that show the doors open, but wanted to add 2 of our most popular gas logs for you to see, so they are shown improperly behind closed doors.
Important note about glass: The pictures you supplied show the fireplace very dark inside with a mesh curtain in front. When these mockups are created from your original picture, clear glass appears to be dark.
Fireplace Opening: 36 3/4" W x ?" 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
Full Arch Legend
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.
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!