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”
Upgrading your backyard with a deck? Learn how influencer Mandy Furrow aka Houseonmillandhill used our Deck Planner Software™ to design the deck of her dreams. From her computer screen to her backyard, follow along as she takes you through her first deck project.
What better way to enjoy the summer than by lounging poolside? Sadie Mae John, aka The Awesome Orange, upgraded her backyard with a floating deck and furnished it with these DIY pool loungers using Deck-Drive™ DSV Wood screws.
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. Continue reading “A DIY Weekend Warrior Builds a Deck”
It’s hard to build during the cold, wet season of winter — which makes it the perfect time to start laying plans for that new deck you’ve been dreaming about. That’s why this winter we unveiled our new, easy–to–use Deck Planner Software™. Deck Planner Software enables contractors or homeowners to design a dream deck in just a few minutes. To help roll it out, we asked homeowners who might be considering building a deck in 2020 to try it out and send in their deck designs.
A little like Bugs Bunny’s, Simpson Strong-Tie’s favorite season is “deck season.”
This penchant makes sense, because for more than half a century Simpson Strong-Tie has been the leader in structural wood connectors. That history of fashioning solid connections makes us the perfect partner for homeowners and contractors who want to build safe, strong wood decks.
But did you know our deck solutions don’t end at connectors? Every year, our team of engineers innovates better ways not only to build new decks but to strengthen existing decks. Whether you’re a contractor seeking new ways to build faster and more safely or a DIYer embarking on a spring deck project, we’re likely to have the solution you’re seeking. Here’s our Ultimate Guide to Building a Safe, Strong Deck with Simpson Strong-Tie.
Continue reading “Deck Guide: How to Build Safe, Strong Decks”
This week’s post was written by Jen Woodhouse from The House of Wood.
Hi friends, I’m so excited to share our biggest and best DIY project to date! We partnered with Simpson Strong-Tie to build a floating deck and pergola for our neighbors. Our neighbors are a fellow military family and this floating deck and pergola is our welcome home gift for their deployed soldier. I am thrilled to work with a company like Simpson Strong-Tie that proudly supports our brave men and women in uniform. And I’m equally thrilled that we were able to bless our neighbors with this amazing outdoor space that they can enjoy for years to come.
Because Adam works during the week and I homeschool our two young kiddos, we dedicated our weekends to building this deck and pergola for our neighbors. It took the two of us about 10 weekends from start to finish. It was a ton of hard work and we’re incredibly proud of the result! As an Army family ourselves, we know the sacrifice of deployment all too well and we’re so thankful that we’re able to give back to a fellow military family. I mean, who wouldn’t want to come home to this gorgeous space?!
Continue reading “DIY: You Can Have a Cool Floating Deck: Part 1”