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Question for the group: Fireplace Screens: What is a good screen material to use? Any special tips as to how to attach the screen to the frame? And finally, where is a good place to get the screen material.
Thanks for your time and help with my simple question. Jim C.

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McNichols Wire sells fireplace screen and a 6 or 8 mesh is a good size. However, it is somewhat expensive so you may want to contact a local smith who has some if you only want to do one or two. McNichols has a $100 minimum - I was able to talk them into giving me a piece 17' long x 36" wide. They can also sell you other material types such as brass, copper, stainless, etc.

Dona Meilach has a book called "Fireplace Accessories" which is a good source of both design and some degree of technique. You will probably need to make a set of stretching tongs to get the wire taut and that is covered in the book.

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