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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

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Full Arch Legend

Legend Arch
Legend Arched Fireplace Door Option #1: Legend Arched Fireplace Glass Door in Forged Iron with Clear Glass and Gate Mesh Backup Doors.
Legend Arch
Legend Arched Fireplace Door Option #2: Legend Arched Fireplace Glass Door in Forged Iron with Clear Glass and Gate Mesh Backup Doors. Shown with SDP Split Oak Designer Plus Gas Logs.
Legend Arch
Legend Arched Fireplace Door Option #3: Legend Arched Fireplace Glass Door with Sunbirst in Rustic Black. Clear Glass and Gate Mesh Backup Doors. Shown with CHD Charred Oak Gas Logs.
Legend Arch
Legend Arched Fireplace Door Option #4: Legend Arched Fireplace Glass Door with Sunbirst in Rustic Black. Shown with Clear Glass on the Bottom and Solar Cooled Bronze (mirrored) Glass at the Top. Includes Gate Mesh Backup Doors.
Legend Arch
Legend Arched Fireplace Door Option #5: Legend Arched Fireplace Glass Door with Sunbirst in Rustic Black. Shown with All Solar Cooled Bronze (mirrored) Glass. Includes Gate Mesh Backup Doors.
Legend Arch
Legend Arched Fireplace Door Option #6: Legend Arched Fireplace Glass Door with Sunbirst in Rustic Black. Shown with Clear Glass on the Bottom and Black Non-Reflective Glass at the Top. Includes Gate Mesh Backup Doors.

Other Alternatives

Legend Rectangle
Legend Arched Fireplace Door Option #7: Legend Rectangle Fireplace Glass Door in Forged Iron with Curved Upper Corners. This option fits between the bricks on the sides and overlaps the top. There will be a gap on the sides that can be filled with mortar. A flange will be added to cover the gap at the bottom.
Legend Rectangle
Legend Arched Fireplace Door Option #8: Legend Rectangle Fireplace Glass Door in Forged Iron with Top Flange. This option fits over the bricks on the sides and has a flange at the top that returns back to cover the gap.
Brookfield
Brookfield Fireplace Door Option #9: Brookfield Fireplace Glass Door in Textured Black with Top Flange. In this case, the flange is separate from the door and would mount directly to the lintel before the door is installed. This is the least expensive options as the door is made from aluminum and does not have the same heavy quality as the Legend.

Other Pictures

Fig #1 - Room Setting
Fig #2 - Closeup
Fig #3 - Top Left
Fig #4 - Damper
Fig #6 - Label

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!