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A wooden fence with metal posts will last much longer than an all-wood fence.

Wooden fences are a standard for privacy, but a wooden fence with metal posts will last much longer than one built with the usual wood posts.

When making the rounds visiting friends and family at their homes this Thanksgiving, I noticed something odd. Everyone’s rear fences had doubled posts with a pale brand new wood posts planted next to an old weathered post. Closer inspection revealed that the old, gray, mildewed posts were nailed to their new neighbors, and these new posts were what was holding the fence up. They were also making it abundantly clear that the fences were old and in need of TLC, and that their owners were at a loss as to how to make a fence look better.

A lot of this damage was the result of a hurricane that came through earlier in the year. What happens with your typical wooden privacy fence is that the posts are buried in the ground, where they accumulate water and begin to rot. When a major wind event occurs, these posts snap off at the ground level and entire sections of fence topple. In the aftermath, as people begin recovery, they repair their fences and look for ways to build a fence that better resists the wind. In my opinion, adding a new wood post next to the old one is not the way to do this. A better way is to build a wooden fence with metal posts or replace your existing fence’s wood posts with metal ones.

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Repurposing a pergola plan is one of the best carport design ideas.

The best carport designs provide more than just a place to park.

When I was growing up, the house next to my grandparents was a rental, and it was forever being changed and altered as tenants moved in, changed things to their liking, then moved on. It appears that the landlord was very permissive, because one tenant converted the garage into a den, only for the next to be at a loss as to where he should park his 1967 C2 Corvette Stingray.

His solution was to build a sort of lean-to next to the house. It was a ramshackle affair made of pressure-treated lumber and roofed with semi-transparent corrugated green plastic that never sealed no matter how much caulk was applied. Even at seven years old I thought it was ugly, and unfit to house such a classy vehicle. When that tenant moved out, the next renter tore “the shed” down because it leaked, meaning that it was a pretty lousy place to work on your car and a pretty lousy place to put patio furniture. If your vehicle is pretty enough to protect–or if it just gets you where you need to go–then it’s worth considering the best carport design ideas that will actually protect it.

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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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OWT Timber Bolts / Timber Screws / Hex Cap Nuts

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Gazebo Truss Brackets

Gazebo truss brackets not only need to hold up to the outdoor environment, they need to look good as well.

Recently, one of my friends invited me to a barbecue. My response was to be instantly wary. As someone who’s worked in construction for over a decade, my friends and family are always inviting me over and then sneakily asking me if I’d mind giving them a quick hand with something. But my buddy assured me he just wanted to put the new gazebo he’d just built to use. Predictably, once he’d thrown the burgers on the grill he pointed up with his spatula at one of the metal plates in the gazebo ceiling, and asked me, “Is there anything you can do about that?” It turns out that he thought those silver-colored fittings were ugly. As I talked to him about his gazebo truss brackets it became apparent that neither my friend nor his guests knew what a truss or a truss bracket was, or did. One said he’d always thought a truss had something to do with “male” support.
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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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4″ T Tie Plate Connector
October 10, 2017
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OZCO Ornamental Wood Ties (OWT) 4 in. T Tie Plate Connector are used as an accessory for Hex Cap Nuts, Timber Bolts, or Dome Cap Nuts on pergolas, arbors, gazebos, or where extra enforcement and impact is needed. With a 6-gauge thickness gives depth and rugged style to your projects and optimizes the bolt’s strength on timber connections.

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OZCO’s Ornamental Wood Ties (OWT) Joist Hanger Flush 8 in. – 10 in. Ironwood Connectors are manufactured with pre-galvanized steel and finished with a black powder coating offering corrosion resistant products and ultimate strength.  These 8″-10″OWT Connectors are ready to be seen and are the only Joist Hanger Connectors on the market that come with matching black powder coated corrosion resistant fasteners.

OWT Timber Bolts / Timber Screws / Hex Cap Nuts


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OZCO’s Ornamental Wood Ties (OWT) 4″ Flush Outside 90° Ironwood Connectors are manufactured with hot dipped galvanized heavy gauge steel and finished with a black powder coating providing superior corrosion resistance and ultimate strength. The OWT 4″ 90° Flush Outside Connectors offer pre-tapped holes for use with OWT Timber Bolts or OWT Timber Screws increasing versatility with optional added support for maximum holding strength. OWT 90° Flush Outside Ironwood Connectors are designed for use in roofs, pergolas, and rafting. Each project might require different sized OWT Timber Bolts to be used in place of or with OWT Timber Screws depending on thickness of materials used and load bearing needs. Please visit our full line-up of Specialty Fasteners including the OWT Timber Bolts, Screws, and Hex Cap Nuts. While all of our OWT Hardware is designed for exterior projects they are #OWTstanding for interior design, from architecture to furnishings. Looking for a matching Ironwood OWT Truss Accent Connectors offer the finishing touch to OWT’s Inside & Outside Angle Ties including the 90° Flush Inside or Outside, 45° Flush Inside or Outside, “T” Tie Plate and Butt Joint Flush.

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OWT Timber Bolts / Timber Screws / Hex Cap Nuts

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The OZCO Ornamental Wood Ties (OWT) 8 in. Post To Beam Flush Ironwood Post Kits have revolutionized the way posts are connected to a beam, and in true Post to Beam fashion. OWT Hardware 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.

REQUIRED & SOLD SEPARATELY:

OWT Timber Bolts / Timber Screws / Hex Cap Nuts

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