Mesh Curtains for Large Rustic Fireplace - Project #11466
Our Comments: Here are a couple ways to treat this large fireplace with curtain screens.
Fireplace Opening: 57 1/4" W x 51 1/4" 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
Large fireplaces like this are made with an I-Beam track instead of a standard curtain rod (see example below). The first option shows a basic bar and mesh. The second shows the same with a bottom bar to help prevent logs from rolling out onto the hearth by blocking the mesh curtains. You can also add a "Pet Deterrent Channel" to the bottom bar to make it difficult for small children and pets to push the mesh inwards and get into the fireplace. The third option has a 4 sided frame made specifically to coordinate with the andirons. This also can have the pet deterrent channel.
The I-Beam track system is designed specifically for large fireplaces. This mechanism does not sag over time like a typical curtain rod and allows the mesh to slide easily across the track.
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!