Framing Connectors

JLC Field Guide: Framing Connectors

Whether it's a standard stick-frame or one that needs to resist seismic forces or high winds, making strong, engineered connections requires a range of framing connectors. The purpose of these connectors is to strengthen the tie between different structural members and ensure an unbroken load path.

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Framing Connectors Featured Articles

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Practical Engineering: Using Metal Connectors

Making strong attachments with metal connectors More

Framing Hardware Dos and Don'ts
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Framing Hardware Dos and Don'ts

Prevent structural problems and failed inspections by avoiding these common... More

Faster Wall Framing
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Faster Wall Framing

By breaking the work into simple tasks, three men get one job done as quickly as... More

Metal Connector Nailers
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Metal Connector Nailers

As building codes address wind-zone construction with extra vigor, more metal... More

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Framing Connectors Instruction

Joist Hanger Fasteners
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Joist Hanger Fasteners
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Q&A: Nailing Tips for Advanced Framing

Q: I can see the value in advanced framing in terms of reduced thermal bridging, better insulation, and savings in framing lumber. But I've hesitated to get serious about it because I worry that the absence of some familiar framing member is going to make More

Metal Connectors and Galvanized Coatings
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Metal Connectors and Galvanized Coatings

Can standard galvanized Simpson STHD strap-tie hold-downs be used in contact with... More

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