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. Continue reading “Learn How to DIY a Floating Deck with The Awesome Orange”
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 our Simpson Strong-Tie hardware. Continue reading “Construct a DIY Clothesline with Palo Woodcraft”
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”
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.
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”
For today’s project, we teamed up with Jamison Rantz from the Rogue Engineer to create a DIY coffee table that’s easy to build, and is built of new materials while having the look and feel of something built with reclaimed or pallet wood.
Continue reading “DIY Coffee Table and Matching End Table by Rogue Engineer”
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 workbench.
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 plans and an especially high interest in free pergola plans.
So, you’ve decided to build a chicken coop for your yard — congratulations! But now you’re probably thinking, “Where do I even start? What materials do I need? How many chickens can I put inside?” Simpson Strong-Tie has partnered with the backyard chicken experts at Chickens and More to answer these questions and many more.
Building a chicken coop doesn’t have to be an intimidating or impossible project. As long as you have some basic woodworking skills (or a willingness to learn them), space, time, and determination, we’ll guide you through the rest!
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.