Meet Deck Dynasty: Custom Deck Builder in North Carolina

Founded by Zachary Spriggs, Deck Dynasty has completed 10–15 big (and small) projects each year since 2015. Originally from Denver, Colorado and now building in Franklin, North Carolina, Deck Dynasty’s projects mainly focus on custom decks as well as staircases, docks, and ramps.  Learn more about Deck Dynasty’s business and advice to the current and future generation of builders. 

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What is a Continuous Load Path?

Did you know that the average life expectancy of a wood deck is between 10 and 15 years? Modern design and construction practices use structural connectors to form a continuous load path. This construction method uses connectors and structural screws to create solid connections reinforcing a structure against wind, seismic, and other load forces all the way from the roof down to the foundation. 

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Simplicity in Strength: The Power of Concealed Structural Hardware

Henry Ryals, owner and founder of Ryals Design Build, LLC, used our concealed connectors to construct a pergola, offering his clients an ideal outdoor space. The connectors delivered a traditional look while minimizing exposed fasteners. Explore the use of concealed beam hangers and unravel the details of the project’s successful outcome. 

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New Year, New Projects

Discover the versatility of our Simpson Strong-Tie products as they find application in a diverse range of projects, spanning from DIY endeavors to professional-level creations. Whether you’re exploring the simplicity of a Plinko game or the intricacies of a sophisticated golf course, our products offer endless possibilities. Take inspiration from this varied assortment and unleash your creativity by showcasing how you uniquely incorporate our products into your own projects. Let the innovation begin! 

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From Playset to Paradise: A Northern California Backyard Makeover

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. 

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A Workbench Build with The Awesome Orange

Are you looking to enhance your garage or workspace? We’ve collaborated with Sadie Mae John, aka The Awesome Orange, to bring you a practical workbench design. This sturdy workbench offers additional workspace and convenient tool access. Follow Sadie’s instructions and utilize our connectors to create a customizable workbench that fits your space perfectly. Ideal for DIYers, enthusiasts, and anyone seeking a well-organized garage. 

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DIY a Hammock Stand That Doubles As an Outdoor Movie Screen

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. 

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New ECB Elevated Column Base Ready for Multifamily Residential Construction

As part of an expanding portfolio of multifamily residential solutions, we’re excited to introduce the Simpson Strong-Tie® ECB elevated column base. The ECB makes it simple to add a waterproofing layer when installing solid sawn posts or hollow columns. It’s perfect for construction of stacked balconies in multifamily housing, or whenever a post is being used to support an awning or roof.   Continue reading “New ECB Elevated Column Base Ready for Multifamily Residential Construction”

How To DIY A Nightstand By Rogue Engineer

We teamed up with Jamison Rantz from the Rogue Engineer to bring you a DIY nightstand and plans here.  

We love partnering with Jamison because his DIY projects are beautiful, well designed and always have the look of a polished vintage piece. In fact, we worked with Jamison previously to create an industrial style DIY coffee table. 

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Building a Pergola with Southwestern Flair

Popular DIYer Jen Woodhouse of The House of Wood is back again to build another amazing pergola, this time using Outdoor Accents Mission Collection decorative hardware. This collection gives a touch of southwestern flair to your outdoor structure with the arched mission-style profile of post bases, straps and angles. Learn more below about her build and her experience using our hardware. 

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