5 Stars By Jessica S on 2016-01-21
I bought this because we moved to a new house with a beautiful wood burning fireplace-- except for the old brass frame. We took the brass frame and doors off. We currently have gel fuel logs in there for safety and practicality, but still needed a way to keep a 1 year old and a 3 year old out of the fireplace. This does the trick. It's big enough and stable enough that they can't knock it over (though they've tried) and the doors latch securely enough that even the 3 year old can't get them open. Our gel fuel logs do not put out much heat at all, so I can't attest to the metal getting warm. This really updated the look of our fireplace. Despite the fact that it was bigger than our opening, I think it really looks much more modern and was much more economical than getting custom doors made.
(1 year old photo bombs one of the pictures.)
We've owned this fireplace screen for about a year now and it has been fantastic. We love it as much now as we did when we got it. I did want to address some of the concerns that I saw from other reviews.
-Some reviewers said the screen they received did not look like the picture. I realized that the black screen that I have does not match the black picture-- rather, the styling pictured on the silver screen is what I received. I actually like that styling a lot better, so it worked out perfectly. It's small differences (the handles are scroll-like and the legs are a bit different) that don't matter to me at all.
-This is not a lightweight screen at all. In fact, I find it to be quite heavy. I'm pretty athletic (5'2" woman) and I struggle to pick it up on my own. It's not going anywhere- if the kids or the dog bump into it, it doesn't even move, and it's definitely not going to tip over.
-The screen I have arrived with all the pieces and is excellent quality. There are no flaws in the surface or the coating. This thing is better than I expected and has held up perfectly in the 11 months that we've been using it.
I definitely recommend and would buy again.
3 Stars By A. Doherty on 2016-10-26
Overall OK, had some missing assembly hardware
Overall I like this product, but it took a lot of finessing to get it to sit level - the frame is a little more lightweight than I would have liked, and can twist as you tighten the nuts onto the attachable legs.
It also came with missing parts (2 nuts), and wrong parts (2 bolts and an allen wrench that aren't even necessary for the product), so I was not able to assemble it fully without a visit to the hardware store for the two missing nuts.
Looks great though for a fireplace that only sees occasional use.
4 Stars By S. Jean on 2016-10-23
Cat-proof, great screen
This fireplace screen has been great. It was definitely a two-person project to assemble however, not because of difficulty just because of the way you have to hold pieces to screw them together. We have cats and they like to mess with it, but the fact that this screen has front AND back legs keeps it from falling over no matter how persistent they are. I give it 4 stars and not 5 because one of the doors does not come completely flush with the frame all the time, but overall really love it and looks great.
5 Stars By Christine on 2016-09-15
This is beautiful! I recently renovated my house and needed a ...
This is beautiful! I recently renovated my house and needed a new fireplace door. I found an actual inset fireplace door (much like what I was replacing) for 1000$! That was no longer in the budget and this was a perfect alternative. This was easy to assemble and serves it purpose well for my home.
3 Stars By Richelle Arnold on 2017-01-07
We selected this fireplace screen because it has clean lines and it is simple. It works well, but is kind wobbly when you open the doors. It has not knocked over, but for the price I would have liked to have had more stability.
5 Stars By RTM on 2015-11-23
Superb Fireplace Screen !
We have a 30 year old home with an old Dover Sunburst built-in wood stove. We like to operate the stove with the door off, so we needed a good fire screen that allowed us to tend to the fire without having to move the screen. This fire screen exceeded my expectations. It arrived on time, well packaged with no shipping scratches or damage of any kind. This is a heavy, solid steel fireplace screen. It fits tight against the hearth opening. The screen come with rear stabilizer pieces, but we didn't need them. The front feet are sturdy and beautifully shaped. There is nothing flimsy about this product at all. The doors open wide and close with strong magnets. As one reviewer said, the handles do not get hot even with a roaring fire. Plow and Hearth make high quality products. This is something that will last for years, a rare find these days. Well worth the higher price.
1 Stars By BTA-MALL Customer on 2017-07-30
Poor quality control
What should have taken all of fifteen minutes took over an hour making repairs as I assembled.
. Front brackets were nor bent the same causing screen to wobble.
One back bracket bend is too close to bolt hole. Nut could barely fit.
Bottom magnet holder was twisted causing one door not to hold closed.
Really don't feel like repacking this to send back.
This was $300 and these issues should not exist at this price.
5 Stars By Macie on 2016-05-28
This fireplace screen is very sturdy, fits the size of our fireplace opening and ...
This fireplace screen is very sturdy, fits the size of our fireplace opening and permits easy access to the fireplace without having to remove the screen.
3 Stars By Alex on 2016-01-09
Meh, not all that.
It's fine but really doesn't merit a 5 star review. I get the feeling that the other reviewers are less credible. Anyway. It's fine, not really anything special. Yes its heavy and is going to work, but dont look too closely. The supports in front are poorly painted and have weird indentations, it's pretty cheap metal, the doors don't align perfectly unless you manually adjust them when it's closed, and as I expected, it is made in China. To top it off, it does not look exactly like the picture, it's just kinda cheap.
4 Stars By Leila Jelvani-Jazini on 2018-01-15
Looks very nice, but for the price I think the doors ...
Looks very nice, but for the price I think the doors should be better aligned, and the magnets on the doors should be better quality. One of the door magnets on mine doesn't work after just a few weeks of having this screen.