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Breakfast Bar in a load bearing wall

Recently purchased a Stone row home from the 20's. We are interested in putting a breakfast bar from the kitchen into the dining room wall, which supports the 2nd floor and is located directly above the main steel I beam that supports the middle of the house.

The walls are plaster and we'd like to know where to start. :confused:

JLMCDANIEL
Re: Breakfast Bar in a load bearing wall

You start by building a temporary wall on each side as supports while you do the work. You then cut out the opening you want and install a header to replace the missing studs. Then finish it out.
Jack

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