Can an existing partition wall with a single top plate be used as a load bearing
wall if strengthened? I was considering inserting 2x4 blocking between each
stud (studs are 16 o.c.) and nailing them up into the top plate. I would then
nail some blocking to each stud (on both sides) to hold up the blocking attached
to the top plate - essentially serving as jack studs. Not an ideal situation
but would this approach work?