I'm looking at the detailing for an interior wood shear wall at a t-intersection with the exterior wall. The typical detail is the California framed intersection but that doesn't allow the sheathing to continue through. I'd like to bury my boundary post in the exterior wall and then continue that to below since the interior shear wall has a plan offset at the floor below. Is the common detail to have the interior wall sheathing break the plane of the exterior wall to connect to the boundary post (the code defines the wall width as the sheathing width)? Or should I stop the sheathing at the inside of the exterior wall? Is it common to consider the length of the shear wall all the way to the post even if the sheathing stops short of the outside most end of the boundary post.
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