I am opening up a pass-through in my home and, ideally, the pass-through would open up all the way to the ceiling.
It is a load bearing wall, so it will need a header. A contractor told me it is possible to put the header in the ceiling so the pass-through is open all the way to the ceiling.
This doesn't make sense to me. How would the header support the joists if it is in the ceiling? Is this actually possible?