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I have seen online and here various different ways to frame corners ("California", two-stud, three-stud, four-stud "U" shaped, etc.) I am in south Florida with very high wind and shear requirements, so my engineer has spec'd hold downs at the corners of each wall. Any hold down I see must attach to a double stud, so most of these corner methods won't work.

A triple stud would work but leaves no place to attach sheetrock on one wall.

So, what is the best way to frame a 2x6 corner when hold downs are required at the corner of both connecting walls?

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Link us to the "hold downs" that are required.
 

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with very high wind and shear requirements, so my engineer has spec'd hold downs at the corners of each wall.
Ayuh,...... Ditto Larry's question,......

'round here, hold-downs are through the sill plate,.......
 

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Well I am still working out which hold-downs and where with the engineer, but will probably be something like:Simpson HD3B or an alternative version that screws, instead of bolts, into the chord.

Bondo, yes its through the sill plate... and also to the chord horizontally.

Nealtw, are you referring to anchor bolts for the sill plate instead of hold downs for the chord? The hold-down bolts to the framing corner studs.
 

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You have to be able to work with bolts or nails depending on which you use, there go close to the corner. Did the engineer not give you a detail of exactly what and where.
This is his job not yours.


 

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Your wall that is adjacent to the corner wall will also have a single stud. Nailing that to the corner gives you the double stud you need for the anchor.
 

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Your wall that is adjacent to the corner wall will also have a single stud. Nailing that to the corner gives you the double stud you need for the anchor.
You just put the extra lumber in where needed, often a block beside a stud will do.
There must be 10 or 12 different tie down types that I have put in, never on the corners and never worried about hitting the framing, you just add framing where needed
 

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I am still working with the engineer, who knows the math and the Greek stuff to specify hold downs at the corners for shear wall bracing, but does not know corner framing techniques. It is up to me to frame, and up to the concrete guys to put the bolts exactly where I tell them to so they will mate to the framing. The engineer is my hot girlfriend, so it is ultimately all my problem.

My question is what corner framing technique to use when hold downs are required to mount to double studs?

Thanks all for the quick responses.
 

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I wouldn’t trust the concrete guys. Use a double bottom plate. Then Simpson makes a hold down that comes with two different size screws, long ones into the plate and shorter ones into the upright stud. Don’t have the specs at home....but used them a few months back.
 
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