Post Cap Anchors
Wood Post Caps Framing & Decking Anchors
Deck Post Caps are used to secure a wood post to a support beam and are used with nails to fasten the post cap connection between a wood column and a wood beam. Post caps are essential for supporting and building a deck. It should only be installed with 316 Stainless Steel Nails to maintain the product warranty.
Post Cap Anchors come in one-piece and adjustable two-piece designs. One-piece post cap anchors are installed to the tops of posts and install beams between the upper flanges. Two-piece post cap anchors are adjustable and require two (2) for proper installation. They otherwise serve the same function as one-piece post caps with the added ability to accept posts and beams with variable width.
All Decking Post Base Anchors in this selection are made of 316 Stainless Steel for superior corrosion resistance. 316 Stainless Steel is well suited for applications in severe, harsh, or marine environments.
Not recommended for fence posts or other unrestrained (not fixed or fastened at top) applications. These anchors are not designed to resist overturning (moment) loads.
What is a post cap anchor?
Post cap anchors are attached to the top of wooden posts and are meant to connect those posts to horizontal support beams above them. Post cap anchors come in few different varieties, some with multiple pieces for the full assembly. This is to fit any situation where the vertical posts meet the horizontal beams.
Should I use one piece or two piece post cap anchors?
One-piece post cap anchors are for applications where the posts' size and support beams are uniform. One-piece post cap anchors cannot be adjusted but are simpler to use. Two-piece post cap anchors are adjustable, allowing them to be used in situations where the beams and posts' size may vary.
Should I use post cap anchors?
Post cap anchors are essential for creating the foundations of a deck. Just as post bases are needed to connect the deck posts to concrete, post caps are needed to connect these posts to the deck's support beams.