Custom Notched Glass Doors for Brick Fireplace - Project #11437
Customer Comments: Good Afternoon, I am interested in glass doors for this fireplace. I'd like to know if standard size doors will fit, or about options. The brick opening is 35 1/2" W x 29 1/2" H. The upper brick facing sits 1/2" forward of the wall. The lowest brick row sits 1/2" into the opening making the width at the bottom 34 1/2". The hearth extends 3 1/4" past the fascia and drops 1" into the box. The extended brick in the lower corners sits 1/2" forward of the rest of the brick facing. I expect the metal piece at the top of the opening to come out.
Our Comments: Standard size doors are not designed to work with a fireplace that has stepped bricks, although we can add a surround behind the standard door that is cutout to fit the bricks. It is our opinion that you might as well just have a custom made door made to fit. We can do that by notching the sides of the frame or adding a 1/2" deep return to the back side of the door frame that is notched around the bricks. We have presented all of these options below.
Fireplace Opening: 35 1/2" W x 29 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 | Hearth Creations Finishes
Standard Size Doors
In order to make a standard size door work, we would need to fabricate a surround trim with 1/2" returns on the back side notched to fit the bricks. This is sort of a make-shift way of getting around custom making the door, but still involves custom making the surround. Slightly less expensive than a custom notched door, but may not be worth the difference.
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.
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.
Additional Mockups with Surround Trim
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!