Tie-Down Details To the Editor: I read your publication and enjoy it very much. I am a framer, in charge of 25 men. We build homes in Kiawah Island, S.C. All the houses are custom designed with no two houses alike, as is required by the Kiawah Island Architectural Review Board. Our houses range from 2,700 square feet to 6,000 square feet. All the houses are stickbuilt entirely, with the exception of a few open-web floor-truss systems. I would like to draw your attention to the article "Preventing Wind Failures" (JLC, 4/90). The diagram in the article for plywood wall sheathing does not maximize tie-down strength. We build quite a few houses on the beach and in accordance with