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Glass Doors to Cover Black Metal Fireplace - Project #11321

Customer Comments: Hello, Attached are the pictures of our fireplace. Our hearth will have the brick pattern with black stone. Measurements of the opening are: Outside to outside - 46 11/16" wide; 36 3/4" height. Inside opening: 36" Wide x 26 11/16" high

Our Comments: Based on our subsequent discussions, here are the options we have presented.

Fireplace Opening: 36" W x 26 11/16" 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

Important Note:
About Finishes!

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Flat Steel Fireplace Door Option #1: Design Specialties Black Steel Surround Trim with Brookfield ZC Glass Door. This surround trim must only overlap the black metal, not the bricks.
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Flat Steel Fireplace Door Option #2: Hearth Creations Black Surround with Satin Nickel Trim and Mid-Century Modern II Twin Glass Door with Satin Nickel Trim. This frame can overlap the bricks.
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Flat Steel Fireplace Door Option #3: Hearth Creations Flat Steel Door with Custom Outer Frame. Clearview Bifold Doors with Square Handles, Gray Glass and Gate Mesh Backup Doors. This frame can overlap the bricks.

Measuring Instructions:

Based on the actual metal fireplace opening, we need to know how wide to make the frame on each side in order to overlap the bricks to the point you wish to cover them. I would not necessarily recommend just use 1/4" as a limit, be sure to look at the mortar joints to determine where you want the outside of the frame.

Width Measurements:
W: Fireplace Opening Width: 36
WL: Frame width on left side
WR: Frame width on right side

Height Measurements:
H: Fireplace Opening Height: 26 11/16
HB: Frame width at the bottom
HT: Frame width at the top

It appears that the metal fireplace is slightly recessed from the outer surface of the bricks. We need to know how far the bricks stick out beyond the black metal, not to the mortar, but to the actual brick surface. It also looks like it varies from one side to the other, so if it is more on one side then the other, give me the minimum and maximum range.
D (see upper right of diagram):

Measuring Diagram Measuring Diagram

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!