fireplace remodel of lava rock
We want to change our 70's lava rock fireplace that is huge, floor to vaulted ceiling. I would like to cover it to make it smooth, it is very irregular unlike brick which other members have talked about covering and nailing the sheet rock to the brick. Has anyone ever removed the rock and just built a frame to attach the sheet rock to? Any other ideas? Would the wire and smooth stucco proceedure work better instead of taking all the rock down and building a frame? There is also a raised hearth out of the rock.