I am doing a small remodel to open up a wall between my kichen and living room, and OOPS!!! there is a header (4x8) that is cantilevered out over where my countertop will extend. Currently, the framing supports UNDER the beam, but I want to move the support over about 4 inches, and was wondering if it would be structurally equivelant to use a beam-to-post type bracket and a post instead?
The bracket, or the post? Or both probably, huh. Thanks for the quick advice. I have no idea how to figure out the load on the header, but the existing framing that supports it is 2 2x4's at a 90 degree agle to one another. I would imagine that a 4x4 post would be at least as strong, would you agree?
Yes, but is any of this going to show or are you going to wrap it with something. Not all woods hold the same loads and you'll have a hard time find a 4x4 in anything but PT or cedar aroung here. I would not use cedar for that.