The wood to steel connection is made with two 1/2” diameter bolts in double shear and 1/4” x 3” screw fasteners (SDS) by Simpson Strong-Tie or are equal in single shear installed from each side. One or two screws – depending on model – are installed from each side of the bracket at each bolt. Screws help prevent stress concentrations around the bolt which would cause the wood members to split. All hex head bolts used in our hardware packages are A325 (Grade 5) unless ... Read More
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