Setting the Final Beams

Welcome back to the home renovation and remodel project. Today we’re going to get back into the structural elements of the remodel. Chris and Chris are back again doing some electrical work, and they are almost done working with the existing wiring. 

Let’s do a quick recap of what we did last week. So over here we have our pantry wall put in

Back here, we have a beam up, but we have the rest of the end pieces to install.

Over here, this is our last opening, which we can get started on now that all of the electrical’s out of the way. So we have a header going in here, and I think we’re going to knock that out first today.

Behind this wall, we have a functioning kitchen, so we’re going to leave the studs here, which are supporting the cabinets. 

Next up, we’re going to finish up this beam detail.

With that finished, we’re going to get started on the steps now. Here’s a look at how the step is going to interact with the trim details. They’re going to go right to the cabinet over on the one side of the opening, and on the other side they’re going to step over a little bit and tie into the end of the bench for the breakfast nook.

Fully functional step now!

Moving back to our problem wall, our engineer is back in the office today and got us the specs for the beam that will go in the basement to support the posts that are supporting the beam. So tomorrow we’re going to take care of the rest of this. 

First we are getting the LVLs placed in the cavity in the basement. 

Now that that’s placed, we’re back up here again. It’s time to start getting our beam up into the pocket that we made so many weeks ago.

With those beams now placed, we can open up the space finally. 

No more wall! That makes a huge difference. We have had a very productive two days, which feels great.

Thank you as always for watching. I greatly appreciate it. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave us a comment. As always, we’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have, and until next time, happy woodworking! 

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