Simpson Strong-Tie Outdoor Accents® Collection Continues to Expand with Addition of APRT Rigid Tie® Connectors

Pleasanton, Calif. — Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, continues to expand its popular Outdoor Accents decorative hardware line with the addition of black powder-coated APRT Rigid Tie® connectors that make it easy to build a variety of DIY and pro contractor projects, from garden potting benches to fences, furniture, and more.
The Simpson Strong-Tie Outdoor Accents line offers a complete collection of tested, code-listed connectors and fasteners for building beautiful and structurally strong custom outdoor living structures, such as pergolas, pavilions, arbors, gazebos, and patio covers. With this expansion, the versatility of APRT Rigid Ties unlocks new design options for smaller DIY projects like building rustic furniture to enhance either outdoor or interior spaces.
Fabricated from ZMAX® galvanized steel with a black powder coat for corrosion protection, APRT Rigid Tie connectors provide a decorative connection that complements either the Mission Collection® or the Avant Collection™ within the Outdoor Accents line and can also be used separately to add flair to any outdoor project.
Available as corner connectors, rail connectors, and angle connectors, APRT Rigid Ties are easily fastened with the Outdoor Accents #10 x 1 1⁄2″ connector screw, providing contractors and homeowners with a convenient solution for building a wide range of projects.
For more information about the new Outdoor Accents APRT Rigid Tie connectors and the entire Outdoor Accents line of decorative hardware, including project ideas and design support, please visit