Closet in question we are trying to remove for a custom closet. Not sure if this wall is load bearing. House is a town house and the back wall of the closet is a shared wall. Wall to the right is an exterior wall and the left side is internal.

Top plate is wrapped in plastic. Attic/crawl space is above this.

In the custom closet we have space for vertical 2x4s to reconnect to the top plates. But only a total of 3-5 columns spread across the entire top plate length. Not 4 centered in the middle.

Black top plate & open header.

outside of closet

  • If the framing over the top of the doors is one or two 2x4 with their faces pointed downward, then that's typically non-bearing. The black piece is interesting, though. Is it made out of steel, is it painted wood, or is it something else?
    – popham
    Nov 10, 2023 at 16:39
  • Do you mean the header's orientation? The top plate is wrapped in plastic, I am thinking for the attic.
    – boblawblae
    Nov 10, 2023 at 16:54
  • Many other similar questions
    – isherwood
    Nov 10, 2023 at 17:07
  • Thank you for the links
    – boblawblae
    Nov 10, 2023 at 17:23


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