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I am tearing down a 24ft load bearing wall. It holds 20-2x12x20 rafters. I plan to put 4- 8x8 hand hewn posts in place of the wall. My question is, do I need a huge beam to support since I have posts and if so, what size beam would I need to put in to support the wall along with the posts? (thickness, width,etc) And should I go with laminate or a natural wood beam? I am after the old barn wood look.