Custom Fireplace Surrounds
Getting a Custom Surround requires:
- Photos of the area its to be installed in
- And ideally a cardboard mock-up of what you want the surround to look like
Keep in the Mind While Constructing The Cardboard-Mockup the Following:
- How Thick or Thin do you want the frame to be?
- Do you want some form of glass within the interior frame of the surround?
- What type of metal? Steel. Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Copper?
- And lastly what sort of finish do you want the metal to have?
Our client Rich Guerra put us to the test with this custom fireplace surround, that went above and beyond the call of duty. As you see here the first Surround served as the base for the stone encasing - which will later demonstrate itself as very ingenious/fast/hassle free solution to getting a new fireplace design.
Here is fireplace before the 1st Surround was installed with the old burner and grill removed.
We apply a fresh coat Black fireplace paint and we sit and watch paint dry...
Look closely as you could miss it, but the first surround has been installed. We then pour some crushed lava rock as filler with Bronze Rust Copper over a double 24" indoor fireplace burner.
Now the 2nd Surround is installed, along with one 8" Dark Brown fireball and two 6" Red fireballs.
The 2nd Surround was Steel construction with a Dark Bronze powder coat and frosted glass inlay. Overall the installation of the Surround gave the fireplace an extra depth of 6 inches.
A radical transformation which only took 40 minutes to complete and without all the mess and drama of reconstructing your fireplace.
Yet to come is a few pounds of Copper Ruby Red Topper and interior lights to spotlight the fireplace when its not burning.
One of our largest custom surrounds, for a surprisingly small fireplace. This brushed Aluminum Surround had an overall of 55" x 44" with a double beveled edge, black glass between the Aluminum frames, and interior frame of frosted glass.
Here's what we walked into.
Created in two pieces the inner frame was the last piece to be mounted.
Here are some great Before pictures from our customer Abbe Fenimore. Sending high quality digital camera photos help us "be there", without the cost to you for us being there.
A short while later, Abbe had his tile replaced before installing his custom surround. Further, you can see the cardboard mock-up on the right hand-side picture. Having done this Abbe is able to really determine his preferred surround size / look / feel, before it actually goes into construction. NOTE* Custom work cannot be returned.
Here the brushed aluminum surround is at last installed along with some Clear fireglass and a double 18" inch steel fireplace burner.
Everything turned out beautifully, Abbe your living room turned out amazing!
These photos come to us from our customer Robert LeWinter, who got the complete Moderustic package. Starting with a a fresh coat of Metallic Charcoal fireplace paint, Starfire fireglass and a one of a kind custom Surround.
Since Robert purchased a light colored fireglass (Starfire) he used a playground sand as base before placing his steel fireplace burner on top of the sand.
The fireplace was completed with installation of his custom Aluminum Surround adorning the fireplace.
Thanks for the great pictures Robert, fireplace turned out great!
This 3 sided Surround demonstrates the flexibility of custom work. Traditionally designed with four sides, this particular fireplace clearly is better suited with only 3 panels.
Sand base with a steel 24" fireplace burner atop providing some great flames.
The Surround was all steel construction, powdered coated gray, with a 2 inch frosted clear glass inside edge.
These pictures come to us from our customer in Huntington Beach CA. They not only converted their fireplace to burn fireglass but ordered a large custom Aluminum Surround. In the first photo you can see the fireplace freshly painted and emptied ready for fireglass.
Here the fireglass and new natural gas burner has been installed. With the proceeding picture showing the clients cardboard mock-up; the mock-up is a great way to gauge the size / shape of the surround before producing it. Remember custom work cannot be returned.
The aluminum surround was brushed horizontally with an 1 1/2" frosted glass inside edge. Inside the fireplace we see black and black reflective fireglass.
The following photos come to us from our customer Ted Wu. He wanted a 3-sided Aluminum fireplace Surround to replace his old-fashioned brick frame.
And what a difference! A much better look around that dark marble.
A custom stainless steel surround before shipping out for installation.
The same customer also orderd a custom fire table.
Jeff Walls Fireplace Upgrade
There were a lot of ideas surrounding what Jeff Wall's fireplace would become...and when we arrived we found a lot of beer and "interesting" wood frame around the fireplace. As well as the typical dirty mess from burning logs.
After some discussion though it was decided that it wasn't the best direction to go. And the frame had to come off - especially if the custom surround was to be installed properly.
So once we cleared out the $350 worth of lumber, we went to getting the area prepared for the custom fireplace surround, a fresh coat of fireplace paint, a new indoor fireplace burner, fireglass and a few fireballs.
With the fireplace painted, a bed of playground sand in place and the new fireplace burner installed we are ready for the finishing touches.
Were still waiting for Jeff to send us his evening photos of the the fireplace completed. But here you can see how beautiful everything works together.
Kathy K. had placed her fireplace burner too far back, and as a result got a lot of ugly sooting on her wall.
So when started to work with her on her new Custom Surround we explained that her fireplace burner should be closer to the front so to avoid this again.
To ensure an accurate fit and design we guided Kathy on how to build an inexpensive cardboard mock-up.
The taped area represents the frosted glass and the cardboard represents what will be the brushed aluminum.
This gives both the client and us, a good general idea of what to build and what it will ultimately look like.
And here is the finished piece installed, freshly re-painted and burner installed in the right position :)
Corner Fireplaces With A Custom Surround
These pictures were sent to us from a customer in Long beach CA, who ordered a custom corner fireplace surround. This is how it originally looked, dirty with fake logs.
Here is the Surround being built.
Here is the fireplace cleaned out and prepared to receive its new look.
The custom surround is installed, making the fireplace look anew!
Add some flames and the job is complete.
Custom Stainless Steel Fireplace Surround
Here are some before pictures from another customer who ordered a custom corner fireplace Surround.
Here is the Stainless Steel Surround installed.
Another Custom Fireplace Surround.
The fireplace below has an aluminum surround and Starfire fireglass in Palm Springs.
A 48" inch square Brushed Aluminum Custom surround with an inlay of frosted tempered glass.
Copper Fireplace Surround
This beautiful copper fireplace Surround was built for Stacey in Laguna Niguel, CA. The fireplace surround looked great against the faux painted walls. The fireglass used was Bronze Rust Copper.
She requested a distressed unfinished look to the copper Surround. You can see here the interior rough edges being welded and polished to achieve that distress finish.
And here are a few more pictures of the completed job in her beautiful room.
A Custom Brushed Aluminum Fireplace Surround
These pictures were sent to use from our customer in Palm Springs CA. It's a perfect example of the type of fireglass that really gets a face-lift from having a surround. The custom fireplace surround was designed specifically to our customers measurements and desired look. In this case our customer requested a brushed finished with clear glass edging.
And here is the surround installed. And in case your curious the fireglass installed was Starfire and the interior was painted with ivory white stove paint.
This custom fireplace surround has 4" sides and 3" top and bottom. Every fireplace is a little bit different as we recommend a cardboard template so you can get a preview of what it will look like before hand. It just looked so good, we posted all photos!
A Custom Fireplace Surround
These pictures were sent to us by Martha Heatherwick from Shreveport Louisiana. We first sold the Clear base glass to her contractor and then she contacted us to have a custom fireplace surround built. Here is what the fireplace looked like before we started.
Each surround is made to fit your requirements. Thats why we typically start with a cardboard template to replicate the size and shape of the fireplace surround.
This gives us a preview of what your surround should be - eliminating any surprises. The fireplace turned out great and you can see the surround added the finishing. This surround has 3" of aluminum and 2" of non frosted glass on the interior border.
A Floor to Ceiling Brushed Aluminum Custom Fireplace Surround
The next few pictures were sent to us by Marsha Dashefsky from Palm Springs, CA. Marsha wanted a custom floor-to-ceiling brushed aluminum fireplace surround.
Well, she got it!
The fireplace has 1/4" Clear and then we added 1/2" Clear and 1/2" Starfire. The aluminum can take on a soft or brilliant looks depending on the lighting. The next several pictures are of and with the blinds open.
A Custom 3-sided Fireplace Surround
We built the following 3 sided surround fireplace surround with a 2" frame.
Here are a few photos of the surround in the warehouse before we installed it.
Here are a few more pictures sent to us by our customer.The completed fireplace used Clear base fireglass.
A Surround On a Brick Fireplace
The following pictures of this old brick fireplace has an all fireglass install (3 inch installation) with a fireplace surround a triple burner, Ice Ice Ice Toppers and Starfire fireglass with a freshly painted painted black background.
After some dry steel brush cleaning and a little bit of stove paint, a triple burner has been added.
Now we instal the aluminum fireplace surround painted black. With only Starfire fireglass is installed for now.
It's kinda hard to see but we did install Ice Ice Ice on top of the Starfire fireglass. If you noticed we had to pile a small mound in the front to cover the massive pipe connection.
Surround And Pan Ribbon Burner
Here are a few pictures of the fireplace before we got to work on it. Our customer wanted a custom ribbon burner which is a single strand burner pipe, some Starfire and custom falluminum fireplace surround.
Here is the 18" ribbon burner and pan being built. You'll notice what a simple and elegant wall of flame the ribbon burner creates. Keep in mind nothing can go over this type of burner, you'll notice how the fireglass goes around it. But don't let this fool you the ribbon burners pack a bunch!
Now we pour the Starfire around the burner.
Here is the stainless steel pan and ribbon burner are installed. The front legs of the pan are 4" round brushed legs with our standard legs in the back.
Now we light it and make it come to life.
Finally we installed the brushed aluminum surround to finish the fireplace off!
What we do is very simple, we listen to the customers needs and build from their imagination.
2-Sided Fireplace with Custom Surround
These pictures come to us from a customer in Pasadena, CA. It's a two sided fireplace with a remote control, quad "H" burner, and a custom 2" steel surround with a stand with a quick release bracket.
As you can see the surrounds have been hinged to a bracket system.The base connection and remote control are being installed. After the burner is connected we always test burn. Make sure there are no LEAKS!
For those of you who want remote controls, you can see there are a few items to hide. Once you get the glass in over the pipes and connections, it's not too bad. For this type of remote control there has to be a safety pilot light and thermo coupler with the valving system. The flames are low at this point because the meter has to be turned up by the gas company as there is not enough pressure for this type of burner.
The crushed lava goes in now and the burners are pulled to the surface before we pour the glass over the lava and glass. Do not pour the lava up to the edges but keep it back about 3" to 4" from the edges. If you look at the front lower right of the fireplace you can see the electronic eye of the remote control.
This surround had a front base plate with 2 pins standing up to receive the surround which had 2 holes in the same place. Then the 2 brackets lifted up to attach and hold the surrounds in place. The customer wanted this child proof, so we invented a way to do this and it turned out great. The fireglass used was a Black Reflective and it looks awesome!
If you will notice this surround was 2" away from the fireplace as this is the design the customer wanted. Pretty cool idea! The bracket system we created is child proof and easy to remove the surrounds as well.
Remote Control Fireplace With Surround
The fireplace below has a Starfire base and several fireglass Toppers for color. The toppers in this fireplace include Pink, Cobalt Blue, Fuchsia, Hyacinth, Amethyst Purple, Pale Cobalt Blue, Aquamarine, Lilac, Steel Blue and Purple Toppers.
Now we added a surround to finish it off. If you look on the lower right there is a remote control which is hidden by the surround.
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Other Custom Projects of Interest
Tradewinds Fire Pit (click here)
Dallas Fire & Water Fountain (click here)
Dave Sutton Table (click here)
Fire Tables and Portable Fire Pits (click here)
Dominick's Fire & Water Fountain (click here)
Here Is A List Of Our Many Unique Products
|High Quality Base FireGlass - Check it Out!
||FireGlass Decorative Toppings - Check it Out!
150 different types of burners Single, double, triple, H pattern, Double H pattern, Triple H pattern to name a few. Check it out!
||Metal Fire Rings
Rounds,with and without centers, singles, doubles, triples, quads and quints (5) half rounds,star burners, u burners, h burners and on and on. And if this is not enough we will custom build a burner to your specifications. Any and or all of these burners can and will be calibrated to burn propane or natural gas. Check it Out!
In brushed aluminum, stainless steel, brass, copper, steel or any other metal finish you would desire! Check it Out
||Fireplace Fire Balls
Available in painted or Glazed and Hallow. Color options incluide RED, LIGHT BROWN, DARK BROWN, SILVER, BLACK, WHITE, DARK GRAY, LIGHT GRAY, FOSSIL TERRA COTTA. Check it Out!
||Fireplace Clay Stones and Concrete shapes and Balls. Available in various sizes and colors.
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||Logos in Fire Glass
Available in any size or design! Choose your colors from our large selction of fireglass and we build custom frames that match your logo. Put this in your fireplace or fire pit Check it Out!
||Custom Fireplace Surround Frames Our surrounds can be made from Aluminum or Stainless Steel, or whatever material you like. There are often small imperfections, but thats because they are hand made; not machine manufactured. Check it Out!
For both indoor and outdoor. With optional remote control, propane conversion, vinyl or marine vinyl covers, and pedestals. Size and cost range from:
18" x 18" by 36" high, with windshield.
Clear glass = $1200
Reflective = $1600
18 x 18 by 48" high, with windshield.
Clear glass = $1200
Reflective = $1600
12" x 12" by 36" high
Clear glass = $800
Reflective = $1200
12" x 12" by 48" high
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Clear glass = $800
Reflective = $1200
An alcohol based Vortex specificlly designed for indoor use. We offer several creative options using clear glass with various metal bases and stands. Sizes range from
5 x 5 by 14 high at $80
6 x 6 by 18 high at $180
8 x 8 by 24 high at $240
12 x 12 by 30 high at $280
Extra charges apply for stainless steeel, copper, brass, etc
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||Portable Fire Glass Fire Pits
Available in both propane and natural gas. These are made from perforated aluminum or whatever material you'd like. We can customize these to suit any size, shape or material, even with wheels! Check it Out!
||Black Magic, Blue Flames
Our black magic sand will give your firepit or fireplace that WOW factor you always wanted. Check it Out!
||Stainless Steel Bowls
Our bowls can be made from various materials and designed to your custom needs. We often use these bowls for fire & water features with colored fiber optics lights. Check it Out!
||Custom Fire Bowls
No job is too big or too small. We can provide the right type of custom burners and fireglass to fufill the toughest commercial job expectations. Check it Out!
||FireGlass for Custom Fireplaces
We've helped thousands of people with their custom fireplaces. From homes in Beverly Hills to boutique Hotels. Theres no project we fear.
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||Fire Tables with Fire Glass
Want beauty & function together? Custom fire tables provide warmth and elegance. Commercial or residential, no problem. Check it Out!
We've worked on some amazing indoor fire tables over the years. Propane or Natural gas jobs.
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||Outdoor Fire Pits
Our Fireglass can make any fire pit look better! Check it Out!
|Custom Water and Fire Features
We fear no custom jobs. From propane or natural gas flames, water features combined with fiber optic color lights. Just ask, chances are we can make your dreams come true!
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