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Project #10831 - Glass Doors for Arched Brick Fireplace

Customer Comments: We would like to do your mock up design service. Our fireplace opening is basically 36"wide and 24.5" tall. It narrows by roughly 1/4" at the top compared to the bottom. We can't use off the shelf doors because of how the decorative brick border sticks out at the sides but not straight across the top (makes an arch instead).

We like clean modern lines. We would probably want a black finish but we are open to seeing other options if you think something would look better. Our primary interest is not in making the fireplace more decorative, but rather to make it more functional by being able to close the doors if we are leaving the house or going to bed and the embers are still burning.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Our Comments: Prefabricated firelaces like yours have limited options. We can make a door that fits completely inside the opening, one that overlaps the top black metal, or one that is arch shaped to overlap the bricks. The arch shaped door cannot be burned with the doors closed during the main part of the fire, but can be closed to let the fire die out.

Fireplace Opening: 36" W x 24 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

Before
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Low End Aluminum Doors

Aluminum is an excellent material for fireplace doors because it does not rust and can handle high temperatures when treated with powder coated finishes. It is also the most affordable.

Stiletto
Stiletto Fireplace Door Option #: Stiletto Fireplace Glass Door.

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.

Legend
Legend Fireplace Door Option #: Legend Fireplace Glass Door.

High End Hand Crafted Wrought Iron/Steel Doors

Hand crafted doors take on a more rugged natural look for those who appreciate craftsmanship tasteful details.

Wrought Iron
Wrought Iron Fireplace Door Option #: DF2G Arched Bifold Door in Flat Black with Gray Glass. This door must be open when burning a hot fire but can be closed to let the fire extinguish.

Questions

In order to determine which doors will work, we need the answers to the questions below in reference to the diagram.

A: How far back is the mesh from the bottom of the metal
B: Can the channel that is in front of the mesh be removed and if so, is the mesh mounted to it?
C: What is the depth of the brick arch at this point?

Other Pictures

Fig #1 - Closeup
Fig #2 - Room Setting
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!