Steel Fireplace Doors

Here is a fireplace door set and fire grate I designed and built for the Sea Breeze Lodge on Hornby Island, BC.

Doors are solid steel
Handles are stainless
Screens are stainless
Hinges are brass plain bearing
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Firewood Storage Boxes

Location: West Coast, BC -2014
Design: Chester Cotter
Dimensions: 19″ x 26″ x 16″D
Materials: 24oz (.032″) Copper

A local cabinet maker asked me to line these 2 boxes with copper. They will be installed in cabinet gables to store firewood. Outside miters and inside corners are TIG welded. For weld filler I cut thin strips of the parent metal.



Sliding Glass Door and Fire Grate

Location: Miracle Beach, BC -2013
Design: Chester Cotter
Dimensions: 51×29 sliding door
Materials: Steel (stainless & carbon), brass, glass, silicon

I was asked to design a door and log grate for this fireplace. Where the door is now was originally open and allowed smoke & sparks to escape. I wanted to avoid any hardware or rails on the hearth so it all had to be supported from above; so created an overhead cantilevered track.

Custom Sliding Glass Hearth Door and Solid Bar Grate Basket
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