Simpson Strong-Tie Product Named to This Old House Top 100 List

This Old House has named the Simpson Strong-Tie CPTZ concealed post base to its 4th annual “The TOH Top 100”, a list of the 100 best new home products of the year.

The CPTZ concealed post base is designed to connect a wood post to concrete. It provides a clean, concealed look while providing a 1-inch standoff height above concrete. The 1-inch standoff reduces the potential for decay at the post end and satisfies code requirements for posts that are exposed to weather, water splash or in basements.

The TOH editors spent months testing and examining thousands of products to find the most distinctive, helpful and innovative new home products in seven categories: Kitchen, Bath, Tools, Building Products, Outdoor Living, Home Tech, and Finishing Touches. Featured in the November/December issue, each winning product is labeled with icons such as Money-Saver, Easy Upgrade, Eco-Friendly, Splurge, and Made in America.

“We are honored that our new concealed post base has been recognized by This Old House editors as one of their top 100 best products. It’s a favorite new product among contractors because of the clean finish it provides, while still providing the required standoff height,” said Tom McClain, Simpson Strong-Tie senior product manager for Core Products.

“Every year, there is an endless list of new home improvement products introduced to the marketplace. For the annual ‘The TOH Top 100’, we sift through them to identify the ones that will actually save our 10 million readers time and money while enabling them to fix up their homes with greater ease and style,” says Editor Scott Omelianuk.

“The 2014 list is full of products that wowed us for their innovation and their ability to create breakthroughs in their categories,” adds Omelianuk. “We are confident that our readers will be as excited by them as we are.”

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