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OWT-Lite

The OZCO 8 in. Post To Beam Ironwood OWT-Lite hardware is yet another revolutionary way you can connect a post to a beam with our one-of-a-kind ledge. Like the original OWT Post base, OWT lite features individually adjustable 2-piece design allows the beam to be mounted before it is positioned, facilitating easy installation. OWT saves you time as they do not require extra labor and material to conceal them, and can be used with all types of lumber from pressure treated to cedar and more, giving your project a timeless look. The OWT Lite products are simplified versions of the original OWT products designed to meet the minimum load requirements and offered at a lower price point.

OZCO Building Products is the originator of the Ornamental Wood Ties hardware category, offering high-quality structural connectors for use in decks, pergolas, benches, fences, gates, posts, gardens, planters, and more.

ADDITIONAL  FASTENERS SOLD SEPARATELY:

OWT Timber Bolts / Timber Screws / Hex Cap Nuts

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Privacy railings for decks aren't hard to build.

Privacy railings for decks can create cozy spaces for families to enjoy the outdoors without worrying about prying eyes.

When I was nine years old, I was really eager to hang out at my friend Kevin’s house. The main reason was that he had a Super Nintendo. The second reason was that his 16-year-old neighbor was in the habit of sunbathing out on her parents’ backyard deck next door. This made Kevin the most popular boy in the neighborhood that summer, and we’d all think of excuses to go into the backyard. I’d gotten a football for my birthday that year, and this was the only time it got used regularly.

One day, I was disappointed to go over to Kevin’s house and find a new wooden privacy fence along that side of the backyard. In retrospect, I can’t blame the neighbors for wanting that extra bit of privacy. But the fence seemed like expensive overkill. Replacing sections of the railing along one edge with privacy railing panels would have sufficed. Privacy railing for decks is far cheaper than extra-tall privacy fencing. Of course, with a teenage daughter, a little protective overkill is understandable.

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Wondering how to dress up a fence? Hardware can help.

Wondering how to dress up a fence that’s in need of TLC? Wood stain and decorative hardware can do wonders.

 

The family down the street from me has a Dalmation that’s an escape artist. This dog was once able to get over the wooden privacy fence in the backyard by climbing onto the trash cans and then leaping over the fence. This tendency earned him the nickname “circus dog,” and prompted his owners to start leaving their trash cans in the side yard. Undeterred, the dog then dug his way out of the backyard under the fence. To prevent this, my neighbors buried a corrugated plastic barrier next to the fence to keep the dog from digging. Finally, the dog resorted to ambush tactics. He would wait by the gate for someone to open it, and then make a mad dash for freedom. My neighbors finally cut two windows in their gate. One, up high, let them see if their dog was skulking behind the gate, and the other, down low, acted as a dog window in the fence, calming the dog by satisfying some of his desire to participate in the outside world. This seems to have stopped Houdini (Houdoggy?) for now.

The grates covering the windows in the gate did create a new problem, though. They’re sharp-looking, wrought iron-type hardware, and they’ve really emphasized how old the gate and the rest of the fence is. The family can’t afford a new fence right, and they don’t have much idea how to dress up a fence to make it look nicer. There are lots of ways to do this, though. We’ll look at a few of the most effective and least expensive methods.

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Garden arbors with trellises beautify a garden and add shade.

Garden arbors with trellises can define areas in a yard as well as provide privacy.

One of the best features a house can have is a stately old tree in the yard. Trees provide shade for a home, but more importantly, they shade the yard on a hot summer day and make it a joy to be outside. However, many of my friends have seen their stately old oaks, maples, and other trees get struck by lightning, contract diseases from unhygienic tree cutters, or just expire from any number of the factors that affect centenarians.

My friends, of course, plant new trees in place of the old ones. We are, after all, part of the generation that grew up with Carly Cardinal and the National Arbor Day Foundation spreading the word across the nation about trees. Where the old trees could shade an entire yard, though, the new trees will take some time to get to that height and lushness of foliage. But in the meantime, garden arbors with trellises can provide shade and a place for quicker-growing plants to grow.

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An DIY outdoor doghouse is easier with a plan.

Adding a window and grate to your outdoor doghouse can encourage more airflow, which is perfect for warm climates and breeds that tend to overheat.

The best thing about having friends that are as close as family is that you get to share in their most embarrassing moments. One of my favorite of these memories has to do with a doghouse that my friend’s father built for a beloved old mutt named Taco. Inspired by a surfeit of concrete left over from creating a patio and some concrete casting techniques from a survivalist magazine, my friend’s father decided to cast a doghouse instead of building one. Unfortunately, he failed to realize that, in his case, the concrete mix called for rebar reinforcement, and his initial effort collapsed. So did the second and third attempts. Undeterred, my friend’s dad pushed on. He finally succeeded by thickening the walls and thinning the roof, creating a bunker that Taco stubbornly refused to use even though my friend’s father squeezed himself into it to prove that it was safe.

This was when my friend and I arrived in the backyard to find his father stuck in the doghouse with Taco licking his face. Our feelings were, and are, that if the dog knew better than to go in, then my friend’s dad should have, too. But even if you don’t try to use concrete, building a DIY outdoor doghouse is a challenge. It’s a project that usually begins with someone saying, “How hard can it be?” and ends with a mess. Instead, try starting with the question, “What does my dog need, and why?” You should end up with a great doghouse.

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OZCO Ornamental Wood Ties (OWT) gives you the style you want with the strength you need. The 6×6 Laredo Sunset Single Rail Saddle is a part of the complete OZCO Laredo Sunset Railing System and matches seamlessly with other products in the line. Single Rail Saddles are for terminal posts at the end point of your deck. OZCO Rail Saddles are pre-engineered to accept the railing saddle at the proper height for building codes.

Manufactured using a heavy gauge quality material with a decorative flair. The smooth black finish is powder coated offering corrosion resistant products that will last a lifetime. OWT wood connectors and decorative accents are not only beautiful but allow you to add your personal style to any outdoor project.

  • Engineered performance tested for product stability
  • 3/16 in. Thick hot dipped galvanized and powder coated steel
  • Recommended for pergolas, decks, veranda posts, pavilions, arbors, and railings

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OZCO Ornamental Wood Ties (OWT) gives you the style you want with the strength you need. The 6×6 Ironwood Single Rail Saddle is a part of the complete OZCO 6×6 Ironwood Railing System and matches seamlessly with other products in the line. Single Rail Saddles are for terminal posts at the end point of your deck. OZCO Rail Saddles are pre-engineered to accept the railing saddle at the proper height for building codes.

Manufactured using a heavy gauge quality material with a decorative flair. The smooth black finish is powder coated offering corrosion resistant products that will last a lifetime. OWT wood connectors and decorative accents are not only beautiful but allow you to add your personal style to any outdoor project. OWT Rail Saddles will reduce construction time and improve appearance as our products are made to stand OWT, eliminating extra labor and materials.  While all of our OWT Building Products are designed for exterior projects they are #OWTstanding for interior design, from architecture to furnishings.

Typical Installation with OWT Single Rail Saddles is stair, deck and interior railings along with other small to medium sized projects.

  • Engineered performance tested for product stability
  • 3/16 in. Thick hot dipped galvanized and powder coated steel
  • Recommended for pergolas, decks, veranda posts, pavilions, arbors, and railings

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OZCO Ornamental Wood Ties (OWT) gives you the style you want with the strength you need. The 4×4 Ironwood Twin Rail Saddles are part of the complete OZCO Ironwood Railing System and match seamlessly with other products in the line. OWT 4×4 Post Base Twin Rail Saddle can be mounted at 90 degrees or perpendicular and can create a 90-degree corner or an in-line post. OZCO Rail Saddles are pre-engineered to accept the railing saddle at the proper height for building codes and include two cutouts for maximum versatility.

Manufactured using a heavy gauge quality material with a decorative flair. The smooth black finish is powder coated offering corrosion resistant products that will last a lifetime. OWT wood connectors and decorative accents are not only beautiful but allow you to add your personal style to any outdoor project.

  • Engineered performance tested for product stability
  • 3/16 in. Thick hot dipped galvanized and powder coated steel
  • Recommended for pergolas, decks, veranda posts, pavilions, arbors, and railings

Specify new and innovative building products for your most inspired projects. For FREE Download CAD, BIM, SPECS, 3D and more.

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OZCO’s 2 in. High-Velocity Rafter Clips Ironwood are engineered to make installation faster and easier with a “Diamond Eye” locating cutout to hit the mark and edge of your material, making every rafter connection spot on! OZCO’s Ornamental Wood Ties (OWT) 2 in. High-Velocity Rafter Clips Ironwood are so useful they fit nearly every project and every plan, with our 10 pack you are sure to have the right amount. All products in the OWT line are designed for use with all types of lumber including pressure treated. All products in the OWT line are constructed for indoor and outdoor use and can stand up to summer’s harshest conditions; sun, wind, and rain are no match for the ultra-heavy gauge steel and corrosion protection. The 2-in. Ironwood High-Velocity Rafter Clip, in particular, is designed to withstand winds up to 120mph and utilizes industry-leading features and attachment techniques, making them truly a building breakthrough.

Rafter Clips are manufactured with pre-galvanized steel and finished with a black powder coating offering superior corrosion resistance and ultimate strength.  OWT2 in. High-Velocity Rafter Clips Ironwood are ready to be seen and used on a variety of different projects from arbor elements to fencing, rafters to railing.  While all of our OWT Building Products are designed for exterior projects they are #OWTstanding for interior design, from architecture to furnishings.  Unlike conventional wood post bases, brackets and connectors OZCO’s OWT line of products do not require additional labor and materials to conceal them, saving time and money.

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OZCO Ornamental Wood Ties (OWT) gives you the style you want with the strength you need. The 4×4 Ironwood Single Rail Saddle is a part of the complete OZCO 4×4 Ironwood Railing System and matches seamlessly with other products in the line. Single Rail Saddles are for terminal posts at the end point of your deck. OZCO Rail Saddles are pre-engineered to accept the railing saddle at the proper height for building codes.

Manufactured using a heavy gauge quality material with a decorative flair. The smooth black finish is powder coated offering corrosion resistant products that will last a lifetime. OWT wood connectors and decorative accents are not only beautiful but allow you to add your personal style to any outdoor project. OWT Rail Saddles will reduce construction time and improve appearance as our products are made to stand OWT, eliminating extra labor and materials.  While all of our OWT Building Products are designed for exterior projects they are #OWTstanding for interior design, from architecture to furnishings.

Typical Installation with OWT Single Rail Saddles is stair, deck and interior railings along with other small to medium sized projects.

  • Engineered performance tested for product stability
  • 3/16 in. Thick hot dipped galvanized and powder coated steel
  • Recommended for pergolas, decks, veranda posts, pavilions, arbors, and railings

Specify new and innovative building products for your most inspired projects. For FREE Download CAD, BIM, SPECS, 3D and more.

 Click Here