Originally Posted by pro handyman
Here's how to figure out if its load bearing or not is wall running opposite direction than rafters or close to center of house and is wood aged same as rafters or original looking frame work. If either or both of these examples apply then its more then likely load bearing. That being said it can still removed but must replaced with a proper header and cripples.
thanks for your input! so, the pictures show that the paneled wall is perpendicular to the rafters. however if you look at the pics the wall is not attached to the rafters in any way at all. in fact the wall is in 2 parts. the paneled wall, with a framing section that sits on top as a fake 'header', so to speak.