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Re: Wood - Lateral columns and knee braces (kickers)

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Dennis -
  The "Timber Solutions Manual" includes an example problem(6.4) which is very
similar to your design; however, it addresses a nailed connection. The design
is for a 0.21K lateral load except the columns are 4"x4" 's and the knee brace
is a single 2"x4" connected to one side of the column. 

Charlie Canitz, PE
Bel Air, MD