We are in the middle of remodeling due to a flood. My wife would like to remove this wall to turn the dining room and kitchen in to one big room. Confirmed this morning that it is a bearing wall, the joists for the dining room and kitchen joists end on top of this wall. In the attic the support does not extend to the roof. The reason I'm asking is we are trying to determine what it would look like before we go any further. My wife mentioned that she would like to have a rough looking exposed beam. But I was thinking more along the lines we would need a laminated beam. If it didn't extend down too far we could wrap it to look like an exposed beam. Wall is 13ft wide.