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APRTA Rigid Tie® Angle

The Outdoor Accents® APRTA is designed to connect two wood members at a 90° angle. This Rigid Tie angle fastens the members on two sides, eliminating the need for angle bracing. Manufactured to high-quality standards to ensure solid performance, this Rigid Tie connector features ZMAX® galvanization with a black powder-coat finish for added corrosion resistance. As part of the Outdoor Accents Accessories line, this decorative hardware connector can be used with either the Mission Collection® or Avant Collection™, as well as separately to add flair to any outdoor project.

Key Features

  • Ideal for gates, fences or any project where a 90° connection is needed
  • APRTA12 fastens with #8 x 3/4" screws (not included); APRTA2 fastens with Simpson Strong-Tie® Outdoor Accents 1 1/2" connector screws (not included)
  • Provides a strong 90° connection without 45° cuts or angled fastening


  •  APRTA12 — 18 gauge; APRTA2 — 16 gauge


  •  ZMAX with black powder coat


  • Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes 
  • Install vertical members first, then attach horizontal members for easier alignment
  • To aid positioning and prevent skewing, seat wood member in bracket with a C-clamp before securing

Related Literature

Product Information Table

Fastener Production Information and Stuff & Things
New products
Model No. Post/Joist Size Ga. Coating/Material Packaging Qty.
APRTA12 1x2 or larger post and joist 18 ZMAX® / Powder Coating, Black 1
APRTA2 2x post; 2x joist 16 ZMAX® / Powder Coating, Black 1

Load Tables

Model No. Post Size Joist Size Fasteners (Total) in. DF/SP Allowable Loads (lb.)
Post Joist Floor (100) Roof (125)
APRTA12 1x 1x (4) #8 x 3/4 (4) #8 x 3/4 N/A N/A
APRTA2 2x 2x (4) SD #10 x 1 1/2 (4) SD #10 x 1 1/2 150 150
  1. Allowable loads must be equally distributed on both joists.
  2. APRTA12 fasteners are #8 x 3/4" screws that are rated for outdoor use.
  3. APRTA2 fasteners are Outdoor Accents SD10112DBB connector screws.
  4. Fasteners sold seperately.

Code Reports & Compliance