Manufactured Shear-Wall Components

Framers typically set panels before they stick-frame the surrounding walls; here, panels stand alone on a slab waiting for walls.

But you can also set panels into an existing wall.

Accurately locating bolts during layout is a key step—and even with a good layout, panels may have to be persuaded into place.

Fortunately, this steel Hardy Panel offers easy access for tightening down mounting nuts.

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