Can anybody tell me how to finish the top of a stacked stone fireplace (veneer) when it starts to meet a vaulted ceiling?. You will be able to see the top from the second floor , so I wanted a nice finished top. The house is new constrution, and I am trying to get the look of the fireplace that I found on this site, only take the stone to the ceiling that starts to vault at 10 feet. Also, the distance from the bottom of the fire box to the floor is 14 inches,should I lower the Hearth and put stone under the firebox (will it look odd) in order to lower the hearth. I am afraid that the legs on the wood surround will be (look ) too short. Any ideas?. Thank you in advance.