Simpson Publishes Updated Wood Connector Catalog

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Originally Published by: Simpson Strong-Tie — July 29, 2021
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Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, released today the Simpson Strong-Tie® 2021–2022 Wood Construction Connectors catalog, a comprehensive guide to the company’s most recent innovations and product line expansions for wood construction applications.

Available in print and online, the new catalog includes allowable load tables for all products and is updated to comply with the 2021 IBC and IRC building codes. In addition, it features product illustrations and installation notes designed to assist engineers, architects, designers, pro suppliers, and contractors in selecting the right wood connector products for improved performance, efficiency and productivity.

“We take pride in putting together great catalogs for our customers because we know they depend on this information to design and build safe, strong structures,” says Sam Hensen, Simpson Strong-Tie vice president of Connectors and Lateral Systems. “For 65 years, customers have relied on our Wood Construction Connectors catalog as a one-stop resource for the latest information on our newest innovations as well as any changes related to building codes or new testing. We’re excited to share this new catalog with them.”

Featuring our robust connector offering, the catalog presents several new innovations and line extensions, including two patent-pending connectors — the LTTP2 light tension tie and LSSR slopable/skewable hanger series.


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Designed to be used with both solid sawn lumber and I-joist purlins, the LTTP2 is a new addition to the light tension tie product group. A one-piece design features two separate nailing patterns: obround holes spaced 3" apart for I-joist purlins, and square holes spaced to accommodate the narrow face of 2x solid sawn purlins.


The patent-pending LSSR hanger series now includes three new sizes to accommodate 2x lumber, specifically for square-cut joists used with trusses. Like the original LSSR models, these new sizes are field-adjustable for skews up to 45° and feature an innovative hinged swivel seat that adjusts up to a 45° slope. In addition, LSSR hangers can be installed after all the rafters have been tacked into place, providing a boost to jobsite versatility, productivity and efficiency.


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The 2021–2022 Wood Construction Connectors catalog also has the complete Outdoor Accents® decorative hardware line including the Southwestern-styled Mission Collection® with arched connector profiles, and the clean, timeless Avant Collection™ with straight lines and chamfered corners. And for the first time, catalog includes a mass timber application guide, an expanded fastener application guide, and in-depth information on the stainless-steel Titen HD® screw anchor.

For more information and to download or order your copy of the Simpson Strong-Tie Wood Construction Connectors catalog, visit