Outdoor Accents: A Peek Behind the Scenes with Jen Woodhouse

When we started planning a high-quality video for our new Outdoor Accents® Avant Collection™ of decorative hardware, we knew we wanted a well-known and talented social media Influencer to help us show off the versatility of this new line. Our marketing team’s first choice was DIYer and brand ambassador Jen Woodhouse.

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. 

DIY a Hammock Stand That Doubles As an Outdoor Movie Screen

Make the most of your backyard during the day and at night with this transformative pergola. Simpson Strong-Tie had the opportunity to work with DIYer Jen Woodhouse of The House of Wood on building a transformative outdoor structure for her backyard. Learn how she built this multipurpose pergola with the help of our Outdoor Accents® … Continue reading “DIY a Hammock Stand That Doubles As an Outdoor Movie Screen”

Unique DIY Builds with Simpson Strong-Tie Outdoor Accents® Hardware

Discover the endless possibilities of incorporating Outdoor Accents decorative hardware into your next DIY project! Our connectors and fasteners are commonly used in construction, but did you know they can also be used to create unique outdoor DIY projects? From a space saving planter to a breathtaking wedding arch, our Outdoor Accent products are perfect … Continue reading “Unique DIY Builds with Simpson Strong-Tie Outdoor Accents® Hardware”

Building a Pergola with Southwestern Flair

Popular DIYer Jen Woodhouse of The House of Wood is back again to build another amazing pergola, this time using Outdoor Accents Mission Collection decorative hardware. This collection gives a touch of southwestern flair to your outdoor structure with the arched mission-style profile of post bases, straps and angles. Learn more below about her build … Continue reading “Building a Pergola with Southwestern Flair”

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 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. 

How to Build a DIY Wood Workbench in Under Two Hours

The first step to creating a serious home workshop — whether it’s in your shed, basement, or garage — is obtaining an affordable but sturdy workbench. Simpson Strong-Tie has more than 65 years of expertise developing connectors to build safe, strong homes, so imagine the result if you applied our connector solutions to your new … Continue reading “How to Build a DIY Wood Workbench in Under Two Hours”

Perfect Pergola Planned: Elements of an Achievable Pergola Plan

Lumber prices are continuing to return to Earth, making it possible to start dreaming once again about backyard projects. It’s the perfect time to take our new, easy-to-use Pergola Planner Software™ for a spin. Pergola Planner Software enables contractors or homeowners to design the perfect pergola in just a few minutes. Earlier this year we … Continue reading “Perfect Pergola Planned: Elements of an Achievable Pergola Plan”

2020: The Year You Did It Yourselves 

It’s no surprise that with so many of us stuck at home for most of 2020, there’s been an increased interest in DIY projects. Homeowners have been using the time to build everything from desks to alternative dwelling units. That interest is reflected in where we see visitors going on our website. We’ve seen a significant increase in the number of people downloading free project … Continue reading “2020: The Year You Did It Yourselves “