Pretty sure the box across the opening is a beam and the wall is load bearing. Want to remove these studs on this wall and the wall behind it to open up my living room to kitchen and create a bit of a counter if you will. about 4ft up from the ground and 4 ft from the doorway will still remain. I will keep the studs/post on the right side of the entry way.
My idea is to double stack 2x6s across the top of the opening and use a stud at either end to support it. Will this work?