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For the same token, you could install conventional shear panel inserts and
mechanically connect them to the post and beam members without making the
connection visible. This would turn the system into a box system and the
beams would help the shear panels resist uplift from wind loads.
Dennis Wish PE

-----Original Message-----
From: Drew Morris <drew(--nospam--at)>
To: seaoc(--nospam--at) <seaoc(--nospam--at)>
Date: Tuesday, December 23, 1997 12:45 AM
Subject: Re: Traditional Timber Frame House

>> > My question is with regard to the lateral system of such a building.
>> > building faces open ocean and will get some pretty heavy wind storms.
Does any
>You could add the lateral resisting system by using pre-manufactured
>panels.  You use strapping along the edges to account for shear and have
>manufacturer add sufficient studs in the ends of the panels handle the
>forces.  I did one house like this earlier in the year.  It was enough for