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Project #10915 - Hidden Fireplace Pocket Doors

Customer Comments: Hello, I appreciate your help in figuring out my fireplace. We are completely gutting the first floor and want a minimal, modern look to it. The dimensions of the opening is 36" wide x 37.125" tall. The original door was 28"w x38" high. We'd like that same slimmer look to the door but not sure what to do. Happy to answer any questions you have.

Our Comments: We would like to present a prototype concept to you. These are hidden pocket doors that slide in behind the fireplace facing. So this door mechanism would need to be installed before you apply the facing. This door has never been built, but the plans are in the making. You could be the first to do this. We created these mockups using a large format gray tile as an example.

Fireplace Opening: 36" W x 37 1/8" 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
Before 1:

Pocket Door Installed Before Facing

Before
Before 2: This shows the pocket doors installed before the facing has been applied. The facing would need to be floated out above and below the door so that the facing can cover the fireplace and door mechanism evenly. You can use your imagination as to how the facing can be built around the door.

Prototype Concept No Mesh

Hidden Pocket Door
Hidden Pocket Fireplace Door - Closed Option #1A: Hidden Pocket Door - Shown in the Closed Position installed behind tile.
Hidden Pocket Door
Hidden Pocket Fireplace Door - Open Option #1B: Hidden Pocket Door - Shown in the Open Position.

Prototype Concept With Mesh Curtains

Hidden Pocket Door
Hidden Pocket Fireplace Door with Mesh Curtains - Closed Option #2A: Hidden Pocket Door with Mesh Curtains - Shown in the Closed Position installed behind tile.
Hidden Pocket Door
Hidden Pocket Fireplace Door with Mesh Curtains - Open Option #2B: Hidden Pocket Door with Mesh Curtains - Shown in the Open Position.

Example Application Photo

Here's a real life example of a sliding pocket mesh door. This door has mesh panels instead of glass, but the concept is the same. This is not a prototype, it is an actual installation.

Mesh Pocket Door in Live Application.

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!