The apartment will be, eventually, an airy, open space with an unimpeded view down one side stretching from front to back right through the living room, kitchen, and dining room. To achieve that we have to remove some supporting walls … without collapsing the three storey building. A flush beam will span two thirds the width of the building. When finished, the ceiling will show no divisions where there once was a wall separating two rooms. In this way there will be no implied division in the newly opened up space.
The new flush beam is made of an engineered wood product (called LVL). It is the off-cuts from this material that I take to my shop and use to make small pieces of furniture like the book nooks.