I am currently working on a design for a wood king post truss. I have never designed a wood truss before. I know how to check the members for the allowable tension and compression forces in the wood members but how do you check the joints. What reference should I use to check the joints? The client wants two option choices. One with steel plates and bolts at the joints. The other with wood dowels. These are heavy timber trusses and seems to me that the joint would control. Thanks
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