How To DIY a Sectional Sofa

We have paired up with Jaime Costiglio from That’s My Letter to bring you free plans for a DIY sofa and ottoman this week.   

Most people have a family room or another designated space where they watch TV or play games. In my home, we have an open first floor with a section for more formal gatherings and a separate space for family time. In the formal space, we have a seating arrangement with lots of decorative pillows (because more pillows equals fancy, right?). The kids are not allowed to sit in this area. Conversely, in our casual family area, we have a battle-worn microfiber sectional that the kids are allowed to lounge and relax on. Let’s just say that the sectional has seen better days.   Continue reading “How To DIY a Sectional Sofa”

How To Build A DIY Linen Cabinet by Pneumatic Addict

For this week’s blog post, we’re looking back to January 2016 when we teamed up with Elisha Albretsen from Pneumatic Addict to bring you a DIY linen cabinet project and plans.  

I notice a lot of my friends start off each new year by organizing their homes. It’s a natural time to do it as holiday decorations are taken down and stored, and as space is needed for gifts that now need to be stowed. Like my friends, I also like to organize my home in January so I can start the new year with a clean slate.  

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A Collaborative Simpson Strong-Tie ADU Build  

Utah Territory Manager, Jared Weston worked on a very special build to help a family in need by collaborating with the University of Utah’s Architecture students.

The Design+Build Salt Lake program at the University of Utah’s School of Architecture is a new collaboration and immersive experience developed by architect and associate professor Jörg Rügemer. Through the program, students develop, design and construct affordable, energy-efficient and resilient residential buildings from first sketch to final construction. The program serves communities around Salt Lake City and along the Wasatch Front.  Continue reading “A Collaborative Simpson Strong-Tie ADU Build  “

The Simpson Strong-Tie UK Van

Over the 2020 Christmas holiday, sales merchandiser Karl Warnett kept himself busy by fitting out his van with shelving and drawers for all his marketing needs. 

Last Christmas I decided to kit out and build drawers and shelves in the back of my Volkswagen Caddy van as I was fed up with the untidy way my van was looking. I didn’t want my mobile “office” to appear unprofessional to customers and end users when I was visiting their premises.  Continue reading “The Simpson Strong-Tie UK Van”

The Simpson Strong-Tie 12 Days of Ornaments 

At the Simpson Strong-Tie branch in McKinney, Texas, Inside Sales Supervisor Rebecca Heckel shares a longstanding tradition of an Ornament Decorating contest that takes place every year. This year was no exception.  

We’re not sure how far back the McKinney Branch Ornament Decorating contest goes — definitely as far back as 2008. We have pictures from ’08 that document the ingenuity and creativity of our Simpson Strong-Tie employees. The year 2021 upheld the tradition.  Continue reading “The Simpson Strong-Tie 12 Days of Ornaments “

Building Connections with the Workbench Challenge

We challenged 10 DIY influencers to customize the Simpson Strong-Tie Workbench or Shelving Kit. This kit provides the connectors and connector fasteners to build a workbench or shelving unit. The kit features the Simpson Strong-Tie® Rigid Tie® RTC2Z corner connector which makes it easier to form strong, durable corner connections. See how these influencers took their creativity to the next level and discover the custom touches they put on their WBSK builds.  Continue reading “Building Connections with the Workbench Challenge”

DIY: How to Build a Rustic Bar

If you’re looking for a showstopping wood creation that you can also use for serving guests, look no further. This rustic bar is a fantastic  entertainment hub for any backyard . With its wide counters and built-in shelves, you can stay fully stocked for any occasion.     Continue reading “DIY: How to Build a Rustic Bar”

DIY Coffee Table and Matching End Table by Rogue Engineer

For today’s project, we teamed up with Jamison Rantz from the Rogue Engineer to create a DIY coffee table thats easy to build, and is built of new materials while having the look and feel of something built with reclaimed or pallet wood. 
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A Day of Giving, Year-Round Commitment

Like a surprising number of my teammates, I had no construction or manufacturing experience when I interviewed here. In fact, I hadn’t even heard of Simpson Strong-Tie before I was told their marketing department was looking for a copy editor. But after I read a little bit about the company on its website and talked to a few of the employees, I knew almost immediately I could be at home here.   Continue reading “A Day of Giving, Year-Round Commitment”

Simpson Strong-Tie’s 2021 Annual Do What You Can Day

When November comes aroundmany Americans think of Thanksgiving, gratitude, and opportunities to give backOur company has a longstanding tradition created by Simpson Strong-Tie founder, Barclay Simpson, that ties into one of the company values #8: Give Back.  Every year in November, Simpson Strong-Tie celebrates giving back with our Do What You Can DayOn that day, our branches organize employee activities partnering with charitable nonprofits. Our many branches and warehouses stepped up this year and did their part in supporting their communities. Check out our employees’ efforts and look at the various projects they participated in for this Do What You Can Day.   Continue reading “Simpson Strong-Tie’s 2021 Annual Do What You Can Day”