A DIY Weekend Warrior Builds a Deck

Simpson Strong-Tie Dealer Sales Representative Andrew Slezak spent his weekends for the past five months working on building the deck of his dreams using our Simpson Strong-Tie hardware. Learn what went into his DIY deck build and how he can’t wait to spend more time outdoors this summer.   Continue reading “A DIY Weekend Warrior Builds a Deck”

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.  

Continue reading “Pergola Planner Helps a Boy Scout Support His Community”

Create Your DIY Dream Walk-In Closet with Palo Woodcraft

Jenny Palo of Palo Woodcraft built her very own walk-in dream closet with the help of our Simpson Strong-Tie Finish Trim screws and Wafer-Head Construction screws 

A few years ago, my husband got us an online woodworking course for beginners. I picked up the power tools and never looked back! We bought a new house and I’ve been slowly working my way through, building new furniture and giving all the rooms more character. I did some built-ins in my daughter’s room, but I used store-bought shelves, so for this closet project I wanted to challenge myself to build it all from scratch! And it was fun to do a project for a room that I knew could just be 100% for me.   Continue reading “Create Your DIY Dream Walk-In Closet with Palo Woodcraft”

A Boy Scout Kiosk Build with Simpson Strong-Tie Outdoor Accents® Hardware

Literature Specialist Amy Mayne’s son, Trent, was quite busy last winter with his Boy Scout group building an outdoor kiosk with Simpson Strong-Tie products. 

Last winter, as part of his membership with Boy Scouts of America, my son Trent chose a project to give back to his school district, as well as help him earn his Boy Scouts Eagle Award. Trent rebuilt the kiosk at the Bloom Carroll High School Arboretum.  

Continue reading “A Boy Scout Kiosk Build with Simpson Strong-Tie Outdoor Accents® Hardware”

How To DIY a Sectional Sofa

In 2016 we teamed up with  Jaime Costiglio from That’s My Letter on this easy to build DIY sofa and ottoman. 

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.  

Continue reading “How To Build A DIY Linen Cabinet by Pneumatic Addict”

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”

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”