Swings wide open for fire tending tasks
A beautiful and very large fireplace of native stone block needed an equally large screen for safety and to complement the scene. All designs for a freestanding screen would result in something too awkward or unstable.
Our design solution was a screen gate with carefully designed details. A simple collar set between stone blocks on the right support a pivot bolt along the right side, creating an integrated hinge that balances and supports the weight of the gate. On the left, the corresponding bolt becomes a latch with a strike on the floor and a stop symetrically positioned across from the collar on the right.
The result is a beautiful large strong screen to contain the fire, easy to swing open for fire tending tasks.