Alcove question

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Apr 9, 2024
Finishing my basement in my house , basement ceilings are a little shy of 8 ft. I have a wood stove down there that I would like to install in an alcove so I can mount a tv above it. Non combustible clearances for my stove end up with me needing a 4ft wide 4ft tall box. My question is can I lower the height of the box by leaving the ceiling inside the alcove open ? Entire alcove construction will consist of metal studs and Durock with stone covering. Just looking for insight or ideas on how to pull this off. Thank you
Is this the only way to do the stove? Just saying because stoves work best when air circulates naturally around them and to all the places you want to heat.
What stove is this for?