Fasten plywood spacers, or pads, on the ridge beam where you'll tie in each strap. This will help keep the vertical straps plumb.
Step 2: Install Straps
Install plywood straps in an alternating pattern -- half on one side of the beams, and half on the other for added support and strength. Use screws to hold the straps in place. Avoid using nails because the pounding could cause breakage.