Line of Connectors and Fasteners Provides Design, Strength

The line of connectors and fasteners provides design and structural strength to custom outdoor living structures.

The line of connectors and fasteners provides design and structural strength to custom outdoor living structures.

Outdoor Accents hardware is a line of connectors and fasteners from Simpson Strong-Tie that provides both design and structural strength to custom outdoor living structures. This patent-pending hardware accommodates 4-by and 6-by lumber sizes, providing the flexibility installers and designers need when designing and building custom outdoor structures.

The new mission style connectors, which include post bases, strap ties and angles, are made from galvanized steel with a black powder-coat finish for corrosion protection. The fasteners are all exterior rated and also feature a black powder-coat finish.

A key feature of Outdoor Accents is a hex-head washer that is used with a structural wood screw to offer the look of a bolted connection with the installation ease of a screw. The patent-pending design of the washer makes for faster installation compared to through-bolting. It is code listed (IAPMO UES ER-192) and is designed to help fasten Outdoor Accents post bases, T and L straps, and angles.

Key features of Outdoor Accents:

  • Post bases secure wood columns to concrete, while providing a 1-inch standoff height that helps reduce decay
  • Flat T and L strap ties bring lateral strength to outdoor living spaces as well as indoor projects
  • Fastener and washer create bolt-like connections, but install with the ease of a screw and without predrilling
  • Structural strength tested and approved to meet building codes for high-wind or seismic conditions
  • Galvanized steel with a black powder coat provides corrosion protection
  • Patent-pending design facilitates installation

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