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”

E-Z DIY Projects: Sprucing Up Your Home Has Never Been E-Z-er

Looking for an easy DIY project to knock out this summer? We’ve got some great ideas that can help you spruce up your home — from a little library or a birdhouse to a sturdy hose reel. One thing all these projects have in common is the fact that they use our E-Z products — … Continue reading “E-Z DIY Projects: Sprucing Up Your Home Has Never Been E-Z-er”

A Deck-Building Odyssey from Australia

Fellow Aussie Nathan, a Trade Sales Specialist hailing from Simpson Strong-Tie Australia, DIYed a deck for his home this past year. He discusses the logistics of building a deck from the cut list to materials and shares his extensive career journey with Simpson Strong-Tie. 

New Year, New You: How to DIY a Treadmill Desk

Looking for a way to fulfill your New Year’s resolution to be more active? Take inspiration from this DIY project that allows you to integrate exercise with workday functionality. Simpson Strong-Tie Multi-Family Business Manager Jackie Flemming DIYed a clever solution to staying active while working from home. Her DIY Treadmill desk allows her to be … Continue reading “New Year, New You: How to DIY a Treadmill Desk”

Building a Home-Run Eagle Scout Project

One of Simpson Strong-Tie’s core company values is to “Give Back.” This value inspires us to support our communities and the people in them. We’ve often worked with Boy Scouts on their various outdoor projects, from building a pergola to constructing an outdoor informational kiosk. This time, we were  excited to contribute to another project when … Continue reading “Building a Home-Run Eagle Scout Project”

Build a Custom Fence Using Simpson Strong-Tie Fence Planner Software™ with Fletcher Creek Cottage

Dena from Fletcher Creek Cottage has expanded her homestead with a beautiful custom fence using Simpson Strong-Tie Fence Planner Software. Learn how she designed her fence and built it to protect her garden from unwanted wildlife. 

Getting to Know Our 2022 Simpson Strong-Tie DIY Brand Ambassadors

At Simpson Strong-Tie, we have the privilege to work with a variety of brand ambassadors who aren’t afraid to roll up their sleeves and tackle DIY projects big and small. Today we’re spotlighting some of our do-it-yourself partners and favorite projects. You can see how they’ve used Simpson Strong-Tie hardware and software to turn ideas … Continue reading “Getting to Know Our 2022 Simpson Strong-Tie DIY Brand Ambassadors”

Building a Dream DIY Chicken-Coop and Shed with Fletcher Creek Cottage

We teamed up with Dena of Fletcher Creek Cottage to bring her dream of a combination chicken–coop shed to life. Below, she explains how she brought her plans to life with the help of Simpson Strong-Tie hardware. 

Learn How to DIY a Floating Deck with The Awesome Orange

We teamed up with Sadie Mae Johns (aka The Awesome Orange) to build a floating deck next to her pool so she can catch some rays and maximize her outdoor space. This modern–design deck was built with Simpson Strong-Tie® fasteners and connectors to ensure she has a safe, strong deck. 

Construct a DIY Clothesline with Palo Woodcraft

As the weather warms up, a clothesline is a fantastic way to take advantage of the sunny days and be environmentally friendly when drying your clothes. Jenny Palo of Palo Woodcraft had a special request from her grandmother which inspired her latest build. See how she built her grandmother a clothesline with the help of … Continue reading “Construct a DIY Clothesline with Palo Woodcraft”