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Project #10982 - Screens and Doors for Full Arch Fireplace

Customer Comments: Hello. I'm looking for a screen to perfectly fit the opening of this fireplace. The opening is 48 inches wide at the base, but this is not a perfect semi circle. The dimensions all the way around would be custom. Thoughts? Could I trace a template for you?

Our Comments: We have 3 basic suggestions for your type of fireplace: A free standing screen, an attached screen with mesh doors, an attached screen with glass doors and mesh doors. Here are some examples.

Fireplace Opening: 48" 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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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 #1: Legend Full Arched Fireplace Glass Door in Rustic Black with Clear Glass and Gate Mesh Backup Doors.
Legend
Legend Fireplace Door Option #2: Legend Full Arched Mesh Fireplace Glass Door in Rustic Black.

Free Standing Screens

Single Panel Screen
Carolina Single Panel Screen Option #3: Carolina Single Panel Full Arched Fireplace Screen in Rustic Black with Classic Legs and Knob Handles.
Single Panel Screen
Wrought Iron Full Arch Fireplace Screen Option #4: WI-1P30M Hand Crafted Wrought Iron Fireplace Screen with Hammered Details, Scroll Feet and Rustic Iron Handles in Flat Black or Natural Iron.

How To Create A Template

Take a piece of heavy translucent plastic sheeting or mylar and cut it roughly a little bigger than the arched opening. Leave enough space so you can tape it securely to the bricks as shown in the picture below. Be sure the bottom edge of the plastic is perfectly even with the hearth, not folded over or crooked. Trace the opening accurately using a fine tip marker including each brick and the mortar joints. Mark the template as outside looking in. Once you have traced the opening, take a picture of the template while it is still in place so we can see how it was made. Take it down and carefully remove the tape and then roll it up and send it to us in a shipping tube. We'll tell you where to send it.

How to make a template for an arched fireplace door Template #1 - This shows how you tape the template to the fireplace and trace the bricks.

Other Pictures

Fig #1 - Closeup
Fig #2 - Room Setting

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!