Column Connector

Cutler Anderson Architects
Firm Contact: 
Vikki Anderson
Email: 
vanderson@cutler-anderson.com
Phone: 
206 842-4710

This stainless steel column to beam connector was designed to clearly display the physical connection between the two wooden elements while also simplifying the process of leveling the beam. The two-threaded pipe pieces that are rigidly bolted to the beam and to the column are connected by a third threaded piece that is drilled for turning with a "spanner" wrench. Once the fitting is loosely installed, the carpenter simply turns the connecting pipe to get an exact level. The fixed pieces are countersunk one inch into the wood so that the threads are never exposed.

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