I am building a woodshed, using 4 X 6 's as the super-structure. I
need a strong method of joining the posts together, and plan to use steel
straps T-shaped brackets, and L-shaped brackets at various places to join
some of the posts.
I am looking for heavy-duty brackets and straps, probably 3/16 of an inch
thick. Widths would be in the three-inch range and the lengths would vary
from 5 to 8 inches or so. Simpson products are not what I wish to use, I
want something that not only is more robust in terms of strength, but also
will have the rustic, heavy-duty "look." Unless they come painted
black, I plan to paint them black, so I guess they will look like wrought
I can't find anywhere to puchase this type of product. Before posting here,
I have googled "post brackets", "angle brackets" , "construction
brackets" and many other similar descriptions, but I cannot find anywhere
near what I am looking for.
Yes, I know that I can make up drawings and go to a machine shop and have
some stuff made up, but I am sure it would be cheaper and save me some time
if I could find a source for these items.
Do any of you have any ideas of locating a source for what I am looking for
Thanks for any suggestions !!!