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New Do-It-Yourself Hardware Kit Makes It Easy to Create Professional-Quality, Customized Home Improvement Projects

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SOURCE Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc.

Create workbenches, shelving units, potting tables and more

PLEASANTON, Calif., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Simpson Strong-Tie, the industry leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, is introducing a new Workbench/Shelving Unit Hardware Kit (model WBSK) available through home centers, lumberyards and hardware stores for do-it-yourselfers who want to build a heavy-duty workbench, shelving unit or a multitude of other DIY home projects.

The DIY Hardware Kit features the new RTC2Z Rigid Tie® connector that makes it easy to create customized home improvement projects, such as workbenches and wood shelving units. The RTC2Z metal connectors simplify 90-degree corner connections with no angle cuts or bolts – all DIYers need are some 2x4s and a few basic tools to build sturdy, professional-quality projects.

The Hardware Kit contains eight RTC2Z connectors, Simpson Strong-Tie® Strong-Drive® SD screws as well as project plans to construct one workbench. Two kits are needed to build a shelving unit. DIYers can follow the lumber dimensions from the project plans or customize them to fit their exact space. A step-by-step instructional video demonstrating how to build the workbench is available on the company's YouTube channel, youtube.com/strongtie.

As part of the launch of this new kit, Simpson Strong-Tie is featuring a sweepstakes June 9-Aug. 29 on its Facebook page, facebook.com/diydoneright, offering entrants a chance to win a "Ultimate DIY Tool and Hardware Kit" featuring the WBSK Hardware Kit and Bosch tools, including a cordless drill, circular saw, table saw and finish nailer. There is also a #DreamItBuildIt campaign on Twitter and Facebook, encouraging DIYers to submit their finished projects to a "Build Brag Gallery" on Facebook.  

Additional project ideas and downloadable how-to plans are now available on the new Simpson Strong-Tie DIY website, www.diydoneright.com.

To find the nearest retail location in North America selling Simpson Strong-Tie products, click on the Retail Locator tab. (Please note: Not all retail locations stock all products, but any product can be special ordered through the retailer.)

About Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc.
For more than 55 years, Simpson Strong-Tie has focused on creating structural products that help people build safer and stronger homes and buildings. Considered a leader in structural systems research, testing and innovation, Simpson Strong-Tie works closely with industry professionals to provide code-listed, field-tested products and value-engineered solutions. Its structural products are recognized for helping structures resist high winds, hurricanes and seismic forces. The company's extensive product offering includes engineered structural connectors, fasteners, fastening systems, lateral-force resisting systems, anchors and products that repair, protect and strengthen concrete. From product development and testing to training and engineering and field support, Simpson Strong-Tie is committed to helping customers succeed. For more information, visit the company's website at www.strongtie.com.

For More Information and Photography:
Shelby Lentz
slentz@strongtie.com
925-560-9068

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