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APL L Strap Tie

Outdoor Accents flat L straps from Simpson Strong-Tie bring decorative appeal and lateral strength to any outdoor living space. They provide reinforcement for a connection where one lumber piece intersects another at a 90° angle. These straps are easily installed with Outdoor Accents structural screws and hex-head washers.

Key Features

  • ZMAX® galvanization with a black powder coat offers extra corrosion resistance for exterior and treated-wood applications
  • Install with Outdoor Accents structural screws and hex-head washers (sold separately) for a decorative look


  • 12-gauge steel


  • ZMAX® with black powder coat


  • Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes
  • Use of the Outdoor Accents connectors requires use of the hex-head washer (STN22) and structural wood screw (SDWSDBB)


  • The APL4 is designed for use with 4x or larger lumber
  • The APL6 is designed for use with 6x or larger lumber

Related Literature

Product Information Table

Fastener Production Information and Stuff & Things
Model No. Lumber Size Ga. W (in.) H (in.) L (in.) Coating/Material Packaging Qty.
APL4 4x or larger 12 3 8 1/4 8 1/4 ZMAX® / Powder Coating, Black 1
APL6 6x or larger 12 5 11 1/4 11 1/4 ZMAX® / Powder Coating, Black 1

Load Tables

Outdoor Accents Decorative Hardware — Beam-to-Column Ties and Flat Straps Load Table
  1. Allowable loads have been increased for wind or earthquake loading with no further increase allowed. Reduce where other loads govern.
  2. Connector table loads and fastener quantities are listed for two parts. For single part installations, use half the listed values.
  3. All fasteners are Outdoor Accents® SDWS22312DBB structural wood screws inserted through an STN22 hex-head washer.
  4. Fasteners sold separately.

Code Reports & Compliance