Katie Hickey, a graduating senior from Carondelet High School in Concord, CA, and a future student at San Diego State University, participated in an all-female Engineering for Social Good class. Their ambitious endeavor involved designing and constructing a personalized rest station for nearby farmworkers, relying exclusively on their own abilities and available resources. Despite their limited background, the students demonstrated unwavering determination and successfully delivered an outstanding product that will have a profound impact on the local community.
Kurt Krasavage, owner of Residential Imagineering, LLC, constructed a cantilevered swing in his backyard using Simpson Strong-Tie hardware. Inspired by a bar in Mexico with an attached swing-set, Kurt and lead builder Shawn Bealla created an exceptional outdoor entertainment center that became a popular gathering spot. Learn about his project and get inspired for your own creative backyard DIY.
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 for adding both elegance and structural strength to any outdoor living structure.
We are excited to share this DIY project with Sadie Mae John aka The Awesome Orange. Her latest project is a great solution for concealing unsightly pool equipment. Get inspiration from Sadie Mae and learn how to build your very own privacy fence today!
Are you looking to take your backyard pool deck to the next level? Look no further than the Makers All-Star Challenge team! This talented group of DIYers, contractors, and content creators have taken on the challenge of renovating and revitalizing a backyard pool deck in Tampa, Florida. And we are thrilled to have partnered with them to bring this amazing project to life!
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. Continue reading “A Deck-Building Odyssey from Australia”
Sadie Mae John, aka The Awesome Orange, put together a DIY firewood rack built with Simpson Strong-Tie APRT connectors. Add basic tools and materials, and you can make a sturdy rack to keep your firewood organized and easily accessible.
Our Simpson Strong-Tie New Zealand branch was established in 2010 and helps provide Simpson Strong-Tie products to our friends in New Zealand. Recently, the branch had the opportunity to help a local scouts club build a new den to accommodate their growing club. Learn more about how our product was essential in their rebuild project.
With the launch of our new Outdoor Accents® APRTR rail connectors, we set out to create a DIY project that would be fun and easy to do. A simple fence trellis for climbing plants was a perfect choice and was easily completed in a couple of hours.
Need a place to put your firewood? Simpson Strong-Tie software engineer Owen Shelton decided to build his own covered firewood rack holder with the help of our Strong-Drive® SDWS fasteners. This new shelter keeps his logs safe from the elements and was easy to make. Continue reading “Making a DIY Covered Firewood Rack Holder”