7 of 13 Rat Runs and Wind Braces- Wood truss building construction.

Bracing the trusses internally part 7 of 13

Use 2×4 marked 4′ OC for the rat runs. These boards will run parallel with your headers and help to tie the bottom of the trusses together.
The X braces should run from the peak of the gable truss down towards the rat run. High wind loads will require more x braces throughout your barn.
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