Expanding Our Outdoor Accents® Decorative Hardware

It started with a simple question: How can we bring our commitment to building safe, strong structures to the our customers’ outdoor spaces? From that idea our Outdoor Accents® decorative hardware solution was born.

Outdoor Accents brings both elegance and structural strength to any project you might dream up for your backyard. We offer two distinct decorative hardware lines to fit the aesthetic of your outdoor living structure. Our Mission Collection® features connectors that add a hint of Southwestern flair, while our Avant Collection™ features connectors with straight edges and chamfered corners for a clean and timeless contemporary design.   Continue reading “Expanding Our Outdoor Accents® Decorative Hardware”

DIY: How to Build a Home for Your Pet

Your pet deserves the best! This project is the perfect blueprint for designing a home that will enhance your pet’s comfort and safety.  Whether they have fur, feathers or scales, the smallest members of your family can rest comfortably in this rock-solid pet enclosure.  Continue reading “DIY: How to Build a Home for Your Pet”

Pergola Planner Helps a Boy Scout Support His Community

Boy Scout Porter Shively shares a pergola he built for his community to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. He built this project using Simpson Strong-Tie® Pergola Planner Software™. 

I’m a junior at William Harrison High School in West Lafayette, Indiana. I’m a wrestler at the school, very active with my Boy Scout Troop, and volunteer in our children’s program at church. In my free time, I enjoy watching movies, playing Minecraft, and hanging out with my friends. After high school, I plan on getting a degree that will allow me to work toward becoming a zoologist.  

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Strong-Wall® Shearwalls Featured in An Art Exhibit 

Back in August 2019, Los Angeles and Berlin-based artist Tekena Koko staged an exhibition at his Los Angeles studio showcasing an installation of Simpson Strong-Tie Strong –Wall shearwalls.  

The art exhibition was called Highly Value Engineered (HVE) and included several of our Steel Strong-Wall Shearwalls®, along with a stack of connectors.  

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Outdoor Accents® Decorative Post Base Covers Create Indoor Flair

Outdoor Accents is a line of decorative hardware featuring ornamental wood connectors and fasteners. These products bring both beauty and strength to outdoor living structures such as pergolas, pavilions, arbors, gazebos and patio covers. Learn how a New England custom home builder was introduced to Outdoor Accents by our Associate Territory Sales Manager Emily Holtshouser during a presentation about our decorative hardware solutions. This builder gave his personal home a unique twist by showcasing the Outdoor Accents products indoors rather than outdoors. He used our decorative hardware to add style and flair to the beam posts throughout his new house.  

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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”

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”

Honoring Our Veterans

This Veterans Day, we’re paying tribute to our veterans and military families. We wanted to highlight the dedicated service members who have served or are serving our country. Their contributions have ensured our freedom and continue to protect our country. We are proud to celebrate these employees, recognize their contributions and thank them for their service.   Continue reading “Honoring Our Veterans”

DIY: How to Build a Sports Equipment Organizer

Looking for a way to keep all your sports gear and athletic equipment in one location? This sports equipment organizer gives your sports gear a home all its own. With its many compartments and large shelves, this sports organizer is a space saving solution that provides easy access to all your sporting equipment.  Continue reading “DIY: How to Build a Sports Equipment Organizer”