Installing a support wall

As referenced in previous posts, we had to build a support wall for the second floor joists before we could remove the wall that stood between the old dining room closet and the original kitchen. We realized that these old studs needed support as a cut through them revealed “pinching”: cut through a stud and a space is visible between the peices? Cool. Not a support wall. But if the two peices pinch together, closing the gap between the top and bottom? It’s supporting something, even if not originally intended to be.

Without further ado: the beautiful, sturdy, very-supportive, support wall.

Header wall before the studs were removed

 Header wall after studs were removed

 

Published in: on May 29, 2008 at 8:32 pm  Leave a Comment