Brian Magstadt, Chief Financial Officer of Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc., the publicly traded parent company of Simpson Strong-Tie, for over 19 years, shares the remarkable transformation of his backyard. Originally a space cherished by his young children, it featured a sizable play structure. As their children grew, Brian and his wife, Vicki, replaced the play structure with an inviting pavilion, perfect for hosting gatherings with loved ones. With the assistance of Simpson Strong-Tie® concealed connectors and Outdoor Accents® decorative hardware, they effortlessly converted their backyard into a captivating entertainment space. Delve into their inspiring outdoor renovation journey, uncovering the intricate details of the process that ultimately created this welcoming outdoor oasis.
Lounge away in a covered daybed swing built with our Outdoor Accents® decorative hardware. This project was carried out in partnership with DIYer Dena of Fletcher Creek Cottage. Her new daybed is an ideal spot for reading, napping or simply savoring the pleasant weather. This outdoor structure offers year-round enjoyment and is the perfect addition to her homestead. Learn more about the details behind Dena’s build and the elements that went into bringing it to life, from the lumber and hardware choices to the step-by-step process.
Make the most of your backyard during the day and at night with this transformative pergola. Simpson Strong-Tie had the opportunity to work with DIYer Jen Woodhouse of The House of Wood on building a transformative outdoor structure for her backyard. Learn how she built this multipurpose pergola with the help of our Outdoor Accents® decorative hardware.
We worked with DIYer Jamison Rantz, also known as Rogue Engineer, on a dock rebuild project. Our Strong-Drive® SDWS Timber SS screw and Titen HD® heavy-duty screw anchor provided strength and durability for his new dock. Learn everything that went into this costal dock rebuild, from replacing the existing structure to expanding the area for an outdoor entertainment space.
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!
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.
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”