The corner is fixed, the ceiling is drywalled, and the Ugly Beam is no more.
Not much of a beam. Just three 2×4’s joined together. Well, “joined” is a bit of an exaggeration, implying that more than carpenter ant droppings and water condensation are holding it together.
Yeah, this was a puzzle.
There was a corner in the kitchen that had an overhead beam where the roofline, and also the ceiling, changed pitch. It looked fairly large and monstrous but it didn’t actually hold much weight up. It was ugly. Not only was it an eyesore, but I knew it would be a lot of work to take off the old wrapping and put up new boards and make it look nice.
Also in this corner was a hole in the ceiling that looked like it had always been there. How the heck am I supposed to fix that?
This whole corner was ugly. I had to solve that ugly beam to bring it all together.