New Year, New You: How to DIY a Treadmill Desk

Looking for a way to fulfill your New Year’s resolution to be more active? Take inspiration from this DIY project that allows you to integrate exercise with workday functionality. Simpson Strong-Tie Multi-Family Business Manager Jackie Flemming DIYed a clever solution to staying active while working from home. Her DIY Treadmill desk allows her to be … Continue reading “New Year, New You: How to DIY a Treadmill Desk”

Building a Home-Run Eagle Scout Project

One of Simpson Strong-Tie’s core company values is to “Give Back.” This value inspires us to support our communities and the people in them. We’ve often worked with Boy Scouts on their various outdoor projects, from building a pergola to constructing an outdoor informational kiosk. This time, we were  excited to contribute to another project when … Continue reading “Building a Home-Run Eagle Scout Project”

Build a Custom Fence Using Simpson Strong-Tie Fence Planner Software™ with Fletcher Creek Cottage

Dena from Fletcher Creek Cottage has expanded her homestead with a beautiful custom fence using Simpson Strong-Tie Fence Planner Software. Learn how she designed her fence and built it to protect her garden from unwanted wildlife. 

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 a Dream DIY Chicken-Coop and Shed with Fletcher Creek Cottage

We teamed up with Dena of Fletcher Creek Cottage to bring her dream of a combination chicken–coop shed to life. Below, she explains how she brought her plans to life with the help of Simpson Strong-Tie hardware. 

Learn How to DIY a Floating Deck with The Awesome Orange

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. 

Construct a DIY Clothesline with Palo Woodcraft

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 … Continue reading “Construct a DIY Clothesline with Palo Woodcraft”

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.  

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

Building Safety Month 2021: Prevent, Prepare, Protect

What comes to mind when you think of May? May flowers (from April showers)? Horse racing (the Kentucky Derby and Preakness)? Car racing (the Indianapolis 500)? How about some special days, like Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Teacher Appreciation Day or Armed Forces Day? Mothers, teachers, and members of the military definitely deserve all the recognition … Continue reading “Building Safety Month 2021: Prevent, Prepare, Protect”