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Outdoor framing hardware and fasteners

Don't scrimp on anchoring hardware and fasteners, which are vulnerable to moisture.

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Framing hardware

Framing hardware

Building codes now require framing hardware for many connections. These connectors strengthen the joints. Attach joists to beams with joist hangers. At the corners, use angle brackets.

Where a beam sits on a post, a post-to-beam bracket provides a secure connection. On beams, many local codes require seismic ties with joists, which add lateral strength.

A post anchor secures a post to a concrete pier and supports it above grade so the bottom won't sit in a puddle. Purchase adjustable post anchors so you can line up the post centers.


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