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Old 01-08-2011, 10:10 AM   #1
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Decorative Joist Hangers

I guess I'm just waaaay too detail-oriented but I've seen a lot of porches, pergolas, etc that have the rafters exposed. My question is that is there a more eye-pleasing alternative than just painting those simpson joist hangers or using blocking to hide the joist hangers?
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Re: Decorative Joist Hangers

^^^ Those

They are obscenely expensive to the point of almost being extortion.

I have taken regular hangers to a powder coater in some cases and they look pretty good relative to the cost.
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Dupli Color makes a few good products and then you can cover the fastener heads as well.
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Dupli Color makes a few good products and then you can cover the fastener heads as well.
Bedliner woud probably look pretty nice. Tough stuff too.
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Re: Decorative Joist Hangers

Not sure your application, but I agree standard joist hangers look butt ugly exposed.

Have you considered having a steel fabricator make something and powder coat it?

The brackets for these cross members are welded from 1/8" plate steel. They've weathered very well.


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