How to remove arch from load bearing interior wall?

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Jhum Kudi
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How to remove arch from load bearing interior wall?

Post by Jhum Kudi » Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:51 pm

Hello,

We have load bearing interior walls with archways that connect two rooms. How do I go about removing the arches and squaring off the walls? We have 2 such arches in two different areas. One of these I would like to install book shelves surrounding the sides and tops. The other I would simply create a squared entryway with doorway casings.
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Would you please guide how I should go about this project?

Thank you!

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Jhum

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A. Spruce
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Re: How to remove arch from load bearing interior wall?

Post by A. Spruce » Wed Oct 23, 2019 4:47 pm

post a pic or two of the actual openings. It will depend on exactly how the original opening is framed as to what it will take to modify them to your desire.
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