The new CBTZ Concealed Beam Tie combines structural strength with invisibility for applications that call for concealed joinery rather than standard beam-to-post connections. Whether you are designing for a custom indoor or outdoor living space, the tubular shape of the CBTZ allows an easy-to-install beam-to-post connection using common tools.
The CBTZ is designed to connect beams and posts of a variety of sizes. The CBT2Z accommodates a minimum 4x4 post and 4x6 beam using four steel dowel pins (included) for installation. The CBT4Z fits a minimum 6x6 post and 6x8 beam using six dowel pins (included). Each model will still achieve the listed load capacities even when installed in wood members greater than the minimum stated sizes.
Flattened sides enable installer to lay part on beam or post to mark where holes need to be drilled.
Locator tabs provide proper dimensional layout of dowel pin holes.
Clear markings distinguish which end installs into the post and which goes into the beam to help reduce installer error.
ZMAX® galvanization gives additional corrosion protection in outdoor or preservative-treated wood applications.