Project #10777 - Glass Doors for Fireplace
Customer Comments: Hello, I would like to see images of the Legend and Carolina doors. Both with no pane (plain) bi fold and with arch window no pane cabinet in vintage iron. Dimensions are 25x42.
Our Comments: Here are the mockups you requested. We have included some others we think you may like as well. We recommend using a 2" to 2 1/2" wide frame on these doors. The Carolina doors come in either 1 1/2" or 2" wide frames. The Legend door can be made with any frame width we want. An inside fit is also possible, but would require mortar to fill the gaps. You can also fill the gaps on the sides with mortar for the overlap fitting door. Please see Fig. 2 below for more details.
Fireplace Opening: 42" W x 25" 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
Medium Range Steel Doors
Steel doors are more substantial than the less expensive aluminum doors. They are heavy duty and rugged and are more customizable because the frames are laser cut.
Arch Makeover Doors
These doors have an arched top that is wide enough to overlap a rectangular opening making it appear as though it is actually arched. This is the ultimate way to introduce an arch into a rectangular fireplace.
Inside Fitting Doors
These doors would be made to fit inside the opening with a gap of about 1/2" the top and each side. It is best practice to make the gap about the same as the gap between the mortar joints, which appears to be about 1/2" in your case. You would then need to fill the gaps with mortar.
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!