I’m gonna start this post with a look at the finished project, then give a short description of how it was done.
Here’s a look at what was behind the original wall:
It was pretty obvious at this point that this wall not load-bearing, and would be relatively easy to modify, so we cut out part of the old framing and replaced it with 2×8’s:
Then added some cross members:
From here it was a matter of nail up the bead board and re-install the electric: