I have a 20' x 30' single level shop that is quite old (old converted chicken coop). The "girder" in the center is constructed from 2-2"x6"'s scabbed together and is starting to sag. I would like to replace it with something strong enough that can span the entire length of the shop and allow me to remove the post I have in the center of the shop. Any thoughts or resources I could use to determine what I should do would be appreciated. I could go to 10" depth without causing me problems with the headroom. Options- sandwiching real wood lumber, using a engineered board (s), using a steel girder.
The top of the attic is quite small but I do use it for storage. I have dimensions I can post if that will help.
Thanks in advance
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