Deck Guide: How to Build Safe, Strong Decks

A little like Bugs Bunny’s, Simpson Strong-Tie’s favorite season is “deck season.” This penchant makes sense, because for more than half a century Simpson Strong-Tie has been the leader in structural wood connectors. That history of fashioning solid connections makes us the perfect partner for homeowners and contractors who want to build safe, strong wood … Continue reading “Deck Guide: How to Build Safe, Strong Decks”

Elevate Your Outdoor Space with DIY Projects Using Outdoor Accents® Hardware

Summer is the perfect time to unlock the potential of your outdoor spaces. Whether you’re looking to add a touch of elegance to your garden or enhance the functionality of your backyard, DIY projects using Outdoor Accents hardware from Simpson Strong-Tie offer endless possibilities. Check out projects from our partners and Simpson Strong-Tie employees to … Continue reading “Elevate Your Outdoor Space with DIY Projects Using Outdoor Accents® Hardware”

Strength in Simplicity: Andrew Peterson’s Approach to Quality Carpentry

Andrew Peterson, owner of Quality Woodworks, specializes in carpentry and operates a fence-building company. Over the years, he’s relied on our Outdoor Accents® black powder-coated hardware to enhance the strength and beauty of his structures. Explore his commitment to providing quality workmanship that satisfies his clients. 

Meet Deck Dynasty: Custom Deck Builder in North Carolina

Founded by Zachary Spriggs, Deck Dynasty has completed 10–15 big (and small) projects each year since 2015. Originally from Denver, Colorado and now building in Franklin, North Carolina, Deck Dynasty’s projects mainly focus on custom decks as well as staircases, docks, and ramps.  Learn more about Deck Dynasty’s business and advice to the current and … Continue reading “Meet Deck Dynasty: Custom Deck Builder in North Carolina”

Crafting Connections: Community Engagement at JLC LIVE 2024

Jade Spadoni, Community Manager on the Simpson Strong-Tie social media marketing team, recently attended JLC, her first tradeshow with the company. Over two days, she engaged with influencers, connected with customers and had the opportunity to interact face to face with many individuals she typically engages with online or virtually. 

What is a Continuous Load Path?

Did you know that the average life expectancy of a wood deck is between 10 and 15 years? Modern design and construction practices use structural connectors to form a continuous load path. This construction method uses connectors and structural screws to create solid connections reinforcing a structure against wind, seismic, and other load forces all the … Continue reading “What is a Continuous Load Path?”

From Concept to Creation: The Story of Mother Daughter Projects

Discover Mother Daughter Projects, a dynamic DIY duo that embarked on their journey in 2015, dedicated to sharing their expertise and serving as a valuable resource for anyone tackling DIY projects. They champion inclusivity, affirming that women of any age or skill level can thrive in DIY activities.

Adding Privacy to a New Paver Patio: Rogue Engineer’s DIY Outdoor Transformation

We worked with DIYer Jamison Rantz aka Rogue Engineer, who recently transformed his barn area with a fresh paver patio. Faced with an unsightly AC unit nearby, he turned to our Simpson Strong-Tie E-Z Spike™ to help build his DIY privacy fence solution. These spikes eliminate the need for digging or concrete pouring. What follows … Continue reading “Adding Privacy to a New Paver Patio: Rogue Engineer’s DIY Outdoor Transformation”

How E-Z Spike™ Created a Safe Perimeter for Rogue Engineer’s Chickens

Simpson Strong-Tie collaborated with Jamison Rantz, aka Rogue Engineer, on a chicken coop upgrade project. Originally, Jamison’s coop had used cheap fencing to contain the chickens while allowing them to roam. Over time, the deteriorating fencing prompted him to give it a makeover. He successfully constructed a new, easy-to-build DIY custom garden fence that securely … Continue reading “How E-Z Spike™ Created a Safe Perimeter for Rogue Engineer’s Chickens”

New Timber Drive™ makes lighter work of heavy-duty structural screw fastening

Working hard is one thing. Working smart is another. With the new Timber Drive structural screw fastening system from Simpson Strong-Tie, field and manufacturing floor personnel have a more ergonomic and efficient way to perform repetitive fastening jobs with heavy-duty structural screws. It’s also faster. Timber Drive makes it possible to drive structural screws up … Continue reading “New Timber Drive™ makes lighter work of heavy-duty structural screw fastening”