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Know what you want to build? Looking for inspiration? We have projects plans to help you entertain better, relax deeper, organize smarter, grow greener and mend faster.

Strong-Tie DIY Project Plans


Your guests have arrived. Libations are poured, and the party has started. Outdoor and indoor furniture can provide a unique accent to your living space. Having a sturdy and attractive place to serve food and create memories represents the intersection of style and function.

Rustic Bar

Distress new lumber to create a rustic feel that pays homage to a bygone era. This bar is built with practical features and Outdoor Accents® decorative hardware to help today's bartender entertain guests in style.

Faux Barnwood Table

Recreating a rustic barnwood table look with affordable reclaimed lumber can be difficult.

Mobile Cooler

Create a stylish mobile cooler that will make your guests envious of your ingenuity and style.

Picnic Table

Gather your family and friends to enjoy meals, games and togetherness as you sit at this impressive picnic table. Whether at the campground or in the backyard, this picnic table provides sturdy seating and plenty of surface space.

Mobile Kitchen Island

Make the most of your kitchen space with a portable kitchen counter and a place for additional storage.


Kick off your shoes and take a load off. Setting aside time to relax is as important as where you're enjoying that downtime. Building something that's extraordinary, yet attainable can create a space that helps energize the soul and provide an inspirational focal point for your outdoor space.

17x25 Meadow Premier Pergola

Transform your open space with a beautiful pergola that brings family and friends together, built with Outdoor Accents® decorative hardware to withstand earthquakes or high wind.

Free-Standing Pergola

Designed with Outdoor Accents® decorative hardware and hidden connectors and fasteners, this expansive 18 x 18 free-standing pergola is a dynamic addition to a backyard or larger outdoor living space.


This sturdy 10 x 12 pergola is a great addition to almost any outdoor living space. It is built with Simpson Strong-Tie® connectors and fasteners, including Outdoor Accents® decorative hardware and the MPBZ moment post base. The innovate design of the post base greatly reduces the need for knee bracing.

Backyard Pergola

Provide big benefits with this smaller wood pergola built with Outdoor Accents® decorative hardware. It offers a respite from the sun while furnishing the perfect place to read, eat or relax.

Freestanding Pergola

Enjoy a stylish pergola with ample shade that's perfect for even a modest-sized backyard.

Party Pavilion

With Outdoor Accents® code-listed decorative hardware, you can create a strong and beautiful centerpiece for your backyard. The Avant Collection™ features straight edges and chamfered corners that complement nearly every architectural design.

Party Pavilion

With Outdoor Accents® code-listed decorative hardware, you can create a strong and undeniable centerpiece of your outdoor living space.

Sloped Patio Cover

This sturdy structure offers relief from the elements while providing a sloped metallic roof that offers a nice visual contrast from the wood.

Attached Patio Cover

Relax under this freestanding porch pergola while you sip your morning coffee, keep an eye on the kids or just watch the world go by. Built with Simpson Strong-Tie Outdoor Accents® decorative hardware, this structure will frame your home with strength and beauty.

Attached Patio Cover

Enjoy outdoor get-togethers under this attached patio cover. Building this structure with Outdoor Accents® code-listed decorative hardware will provide beauty and long-lasting strength.

Attached Patio Cover

A sturdy and shady space that features Simpson Strong-Tie hidden connectors that enables you to see more of the wood without compromise in structural integrity.

Floating Deck with Pergola

Elevate your perspective with a deck that sits just above ground. DIY expert Jen Woodhouse from The House of Wood skillfully designed this floating deck with an impressive pergola that offers shade during the day and casts atmospheric lighting in the evening.

Three-Post Trellis

This three-post trellis comes in handy for modest outdoor spaces. Its triangle shape fits nicely into the corner of a backyard and provides an attractive and physical gathering space.

Meadow Pergola

Bring some shade and style to your back yard with this shade arbor built with Outdoor Accents® decorative hardware.

BBQ Shade Cover

This BBQ Shade Cover provides a stylish and functional structure for your back yard using Outdoor Accents® decorative hardware.

Garden Gazebo

Transform your backyard by adding an elevated gazebo that features the new APGT gazebo ties finished with ZMAX® and a black powder coat to match our Outdoor Accents® decorative hardware.

Leaning Ladder Bookshelf

Get the most out of your wall space and add an artistic flair with this sturdy, compact ladder bookcase. Six shelves provide ample room to store books or display your favorite keepsakes.

Computer Stand

Give yourself the flexibility to work while standing up with this versatile computer stand. The stand can also be used as a tea table tray or even a child's table.

Garden Bench

Enjoy nature's peace and tranquility from a bench that's as comfortable as it is sturdy.


Let's face it — everyone's garage needs a little help. Camping gear, sports equipment, tools or just boxes full of "stuff" all need a home within your home. Building strong and modular storage units and workbenches is easier than you think.

Heavy-Duty Workbench

Customize the size of this sturdy workbench easily to fit your space with 2x4 lumber and Rigid Tie® connectors.

Heavy-Duty Shelving Unit

Build a shelving unit for your garage or basement in a cinch with 2x4 lumber and Simpson Strong-Tie® Rigid Tie® connectors.

Over-the-Car Shelving Unit

Make extra storage space in the garage regardless of the size of your vehicle. This nifty unit is perfect for storing the important, but infrequently accessed, holiday decorations.

Sports Equipment Organizer

Make being late to practice a thing of the past. This sports organizer is easy to build and alleviates clutter.

Log Holder

This sturdy log holder makes stacking easier and keeps your firewood organized and off the ground.

Work Table

Whether you are looking to add work space to your home or college dorm room, building this 4 ft. work table is a breeze with 2x2 lumber and Simpson Strong-Tie connectors.

Heavy-Duty Work Table

Adding work space to your garage or basement is fast and easy with 2x4 lumber and Simpson Strong-Tie Rigid Tie® RTC2Z connectors.

Standing Desk with Shelving Unit

Customizing this all-in-one standing desk with shelving unit to fit your space is fast and easy with 2x4 lumber and Simpson Strong-Tie Rigid Tie® RTC2Z connectors.


The home is where we nurture. It's where we create. Building stylish and functional structures that accent your yard and help grow something new and exciting is within your reach.

Chicken Coop

Hear the roosters crow when they see all the happy hens in this modern chicken coop from DIY expert Jamison Rantz of Rogue Engineer. Its cozy roosting will provide your hens a home to produce fresh eggs in for years to come.

Lattice Arbor

Grow climbing plants with this latticed garden arbor. Assembled with Outdoor Accents® connectors and fasteners, this beautiful arbor adds sophistication to your yard.

Rolling Planter Box

Roll this planter box around so your plants can follow the sun or shade as the seasons progress. Created by DIY expert Elisha Albretsen from Pneumatic Addict, with common deck boards and Outdoor Accents® decorative hardware, this mobile planter gets you and your blooms moving.

Pet Home

Whether they have fur, feathers or scales, the smallest members of your family can rest comfortably in this rocksolid pet enclosure.

Raised Garden Bed

Build one or more of these stylish raised garden beds to add to the beauty of your outdoor space.

Outdoor Potting Bench

This potting bench offers a spacious workstation for all of your planting needs.

Garden Trellis

Build this trellis to give your landscape an interesting focal point while getting the most from your home improvement dollar.


The weekend to-do list isn't getting any shorter. Fixing a broken fence or gate does not have to be daunting, expensive or time consuming. Simple repairs using Simpson Strong-Tie connectors can make wobbly posts, sagging gates and broken rails a nuisance of the past.

Wood Fencing

Simpson Strong-Tie makes it affordable for you to build a fence that will withstand the test of time, and best of all, complement the character and design of your home.