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OZCO Ornamental Wood Ties (OWT) 2 in. Ironwood Rafter Clips are so useful they fit nearly every project and every plan, with our 2 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. Our 2-in. Rafter Clips are engineered to make installation faster and easier with a quick diamond cut out for visual alignment to mark. 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. OWT 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.  OWT Rafter Clips 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 does not require additional labor and materials to conceal them, saving time and money.

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OZCO Ornamental Wood Ties (OWT) 2 in. Laredo Sunset Rafter Clips are so useful they fit nearly every project and every plan, with our 2 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. Our 2-in. Rafter Clips are engineered to make installation faster and easier with a quick diamond cut out for visual alignment to mark. 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. OWT 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.  OWT Rafter Clips 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 does not require additional labor and materials to conceal them, saving time and money.

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pergola swing ideas

A pergola with a swing can be a fun, functional addition to a yard or patio.

My aunt–the same one who recently put in a raised garden bed–has a small patio which has been sitting mostly empty for some time now. She doesn’t have room for a big structure, but her patio definitely needs something that will make it an attractive place to relax and socialize. After talking about the options with me, she’s decided to go with a pergola swing. This is a great project for her, as she’s a relative DIY beginner. After brainstorming more than a few pergola swing ideas, we came up with one that will be the perfect fit for her patio area.

Pergola swings are fun projects because they’re easy. You don’t need a permit to build one and you can do it in a weekend. However, just because no one will inspect it doesn’t mean you should skimp on safety. A sturdy pergola swing starts with a strong pergola to hold it up. With a solid structure and powerful hardware in place, the rest of the project will go smoothly regardless of what type of plan you choose.

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OWT-Lite

The OZCO 8 in. Post To Beam Laredo Sunset 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.

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Your pavilion roof truss design will depend on the pitch of your roof.

Pavilion roof truss designs will vary based on the size of the pavilion and the steepness of the roof.

A long time ago, while repairing a detached garage for my mother, I had an epic argument with her about cutting replacements for the top chords of a truss that had rotted away. An experienced electrical engineer, my mother, upon hearing the word ‘slope,’ had decided that the slope-intercept form of the equation of a line would deliver all needed dimensions and angles. Words were said, I had to spend three days doing a task that should have taken three hours, and in the end, I vowed never to do handyman work on an engineer’s home—especially not an electrical engineer—and certainly never for a blood relation.

Needless to say, a mathematical formula used to determine the features of perfectly straight lines in an infinite theoretical plane doesn’t have a lot of relevance to structures that are distinctly finite, and built of wood, a material that often has to be worked into straightness as you build. Instead, the key factors to consider with pavilion roof truss designs–and trusses for any structure–are the dimensions of your structure, the geographic area where you live, and the aesthetics of how you want it to look.

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one garden bench design idea is to add an ornamental insert into the backrest

A simple bench design can serve many purposes, and can even be tweaked to create a gardening station.

There are a lot of great accessories you can add to a yard without having to spend a lot of money. One time, I decided I had to have a rustic garden bench in my backyard–it was the perfect addition to my big bed of peonies–but all the benches I considered were a bit too pricey for my budget. But I remembered I had a lot of leftover wood and hardware from other projects that I could repurpose. In the end, I built a simple garden bench design that fit my landscape for next to nothing.

Building a garden bench yourself is a great option as it’s a beginner project that most people can finish in a day. It’s a good low stakes way to get your feet wet on building outdoor structures. On top of that, this is a design that is easily and safely adaptable. That means there’s sure to be a simple bench design that will fit your vision for your yard. In that spirit, we’ve got a few garden bench design ideas for your project.

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how to build an outdoor shower enclosure

Building an outdoor shower enclosure is a great way to keep dirt and mud where they belong–outdoors.

If you have a child, dog, and hard floors of any sort, then you probably sweep or mop every day, multiple times a day (or, you wish you could). My friend was in exactly this situation and the solution he hit on was surprisingly affordable: an outdoor shower enclosure. His version was just three walls and a door with a showerhead on a hose hooked up to an outdoor faucet. It’s perfect for hosing down canine and child alike, and since he has a pool, it’s a good way to wash the chlorine off after a dip without having to go to one of the bathrooms indoors.

My friend’s wife, on the other hand, loves the functionality of the structure but hates how it looks. My friend is an incredibly practical man, but, sadly, has the artistic sensibilities of a cinder block. If something gets the job done, its looks just sort of fade into the background for him–at least until his wife brings it to his attention often enough. He already knows how to build an outdoor shower enclosure, but what he needs to know now is how to build one that looks good.

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Attaching a Pergola to a House

A wall-leaning pergola offers lots of flexibility and versatility when it comes to size and location.

I had a friend who wanted to build a pergola but didn’t quite have the room for a four-post structure. His entryway was pretty narrow and pergolas tend to be kind of wide. But that was ok. As I told him, the beauty of pergolas is in their flexibility. I suggested a two-post structure, with his house acting as the support for the post-less side. Attaching a pergola to a house can save a bit of space while providing the support the structure needs. With a few adjustments to the standard design, and the installation of a strong ledger board, your house can act as your pergola’s support.

Traditionally, pergolas are four post structures, but as my friend learned, it’s also possible to work with two posts by using your home to support the other side of the structure. This is commonly called a wall-leaning pergola, and it’s an excellent option for the front of the house when you really want to create an entryway focal point. But this type of pergola also requires some special considerations, which we’ll examine below.

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OZCO Ironwood Ornamental Wood Ties (OWT) 8 in. Post to Beam Bolt Inline Ironwood Connectors gives you the style you want with the strength you need. OWT adds a unique accent to many projects, allowing you to customize your home for maximum impact. The OWT Bolt Inline Kit is designed for use with 6” or larger posts. The revolutionary top cover plate interlocks with the ledge and adjusts to the thickness of the beam, and can be used on smooth or rough cut wood. The Bolt Inline Kit is ideal for roofs, larger pergolas, and higher rafting. The bottom ledge plate comes with corrosion-resistant Hex Cap Nuts and Timber Screws.

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OWT Timber Bolts / Timber Screws / Hex Cap Nuts

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OZCO Ornamental Wood Ties (OWT) Joist Hanger Flush 6 in. – 8 in. Ironwood gives you the style you want with the strength you need. OWT adds a unique style to many projects, allowing you to customize your home for maximum impact. OZCO didn’t invent the joist hanger, but they certainly improved it! These flush joist hangers feature an adjustable tab for traditional attachment techniques that fit snugly and securely. OZCO brings you the only joist hanger that includes matching black corrosion resistant fasteners. These joist hangers feature the Ironwood design and are meant to be seen.

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