Available in different sizes: 3.5″ x 3.5″ - 6″ x 6″ - 6″ x 8″ - 6″ x 10″ and 6″ x 12″
NEW! 8″ x 8″ - 8″ x 10″ - 8″ x 12″
Our connectors work similarly to the way bed rails work. If you have been through the moving process recently, you will recall how the metal rails slide into the vertical bedpost – a very strong connection, and a good idea. That’s what got us to thinking about using a similar method on large barns. Instead of the true mortise and tenon joinery that was used long ago, we have adopted a much easier way to build; we have constructed many barns using this system and have no intention of doing it any other way. Once you have tried it, you’ll never go back!
We only use our unique connectors in the construction of any size post and beam building. Our exclusively designed post and beam connectors are extruded from 6061 structural grade aluminum, which is used in everything from ship building to skyscrapers. In addition, our “T-REX” connectors are engineer-approved and not available anywhere else.
In response to numerous requests for connectors for even larger timber frame construction, we have expanded our line of connectors. We are pleased to announce we are now offering 6” x 10” and 6” x 12” sizes in addition to our existing connectors.
Scroll down to see more videos and pictures of our “T-REX” connectors!
We now offer four (4) standard options to use our “T-REX” Connectors:
1. ”T-REX” Connectors
Whatever your project requires, we are ready and willing to work with you. Whether it’s a barn, a pergola, a sign post, or a deck rail – call us to discuss what will work best for your venture.
These CONNECTORS are all made of structural grade aluminum with an anodized black finish and include six (6) pins and GRK structural screws.
•No need for hurricane clips
•No need to cut a bird’s mouth
•Stronger, more durable
Call Pete at 203.534.8771 to place your order and pay conveniently over the phone with your credit card.
2. “T-REX” Connectors with Available Plans
If you are building a barn, consider using one of our engineered available plans along with our connectors to simplify the permitting process.
3. ”T-REX” Connectors, Available Plans and Pre-Cut Frame
If you order a Do-it-Yourself Frame Kit, we will also provide you with a DVD and detailed instructions to simplify the entire process. Plus, we will ship anywhere in the United States.
4. ”T-REX” Connectors, Available Plans, Frame and Raising
If you are considering a completed frame constructed on your site, call us and we will do a free site survey to discuss the possibilities with you.
Not only have we created the “T-REX” Connectors, we have also developed the equipment necessary to make the notches, cut the slots and make end cuts in the timbers, as shown in the short videos below:
This is an example of a connector being placed into a slot which was cut in our 6″ x 8″ beam using our special chainsaw tooling, as shown in the video above.
This connector is used for 6″ x 6″ timbers.
When a horizontal framing member (typically used as a place to nail on the on siding) and a diagonal brace is desired such as the top corner of the sidewall framing, this connector works as shown.
This is the smallest connector we make. It is connecting a diagonal support to the bottom of a roof rafter for additional strength when the rafter is extended well out beyond the sidewall of the building.
Another photo when a horizontal framing member and a diagonal brace is desired
This shows the 3/8” aluminum pins being driven into the assembly. Typically these pins would be driven from the outside of the frame and covered by siding, leaving the interior of the frame without any visible fastening showing.
The smallest connector is being installed with screws on the vertical post.
This shows the next step after assembly of our smallest connector.