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APRTR Decorative Rigid Tie® Rail Connector

The Outdoor Accents® APRTR connects a 2x member to another member in wood construction applications. 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 a variety of projects including fences, railings and utility furniture
  • Fastens with Simpson Strong-Tie® Outdoor Accents 1 1/2" connector screws (not included)
  • Easier and stronger than angled fastening


  •  20 gauge


  •  ZMAX with black powder coat


  • Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes
  • Always follow manufacturer's instructions when using power tools and building equipment
  • Install vertical members first, then attach horizontal members for easier alignment
  • Seat wood member in bracket with a C-clamp before securing to aid positioning and prevent skewing

Related Literature

Product Information Table

Fastener Production Information and Stuff & Things
New products
Model No. Post/Joist Size Ga. Coating/Material Packaging Qty.
APRTR 2x post; 2x joist 20 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)
APRTR 2x 2x (2) SD #10 x 1 1/2 (4) SD #10 x 1 1/2 N/A N/A
  1. All fasteners are Outdoor Accents SD10112DBB connector screws.
  2. Fasteners sold seperately.

Code Reports & Compliance