Pleasanton, Calif. — Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, has introduced a selection of knee brace connectors to its popular Outdoor Accents Avant Collection™ decorative hardware line, providing contractors and DIY enthusiasts with a fast and easy way to add structural strength and aesthetic allure to an almost endless variety of outdoor living projects.
Available in two sizes to accommodate both 4x and 6x lumber, the Outdoor Accents APVKB knee brace connectors are fabricated from ZMAX® galvanized steel with a black powder coat for corrosion protection against the elements. Both sizes are installed with the 3½” structural wood screw and STN22 hex-head washer, making it easy to add decorative flair to diagonal supports and other applications where knee brace connections are preferred or required.
The knee brace connectors feature convenient screw holes to help take the guesswork out of screw placement, making for easy, confident installation of these strong but stylish connectors.
For more information on the new APVKB knee brace connectors and the entire Outdoor Accents line of decorative connectors and fasteners, including project ideas and design support, please visit