RTC/FWH Rigid Tie® Connectors


The Rigid Tie® RTC series secures two wood members to a vertical post forming a 90° corner. The RTC42 and RTC44 are heavy-duty structural connectors. Based on loads of 40 lbs. per sq. ft., a 10’x10′ deck can be built using 2×8 joists and 4 RTC42s. See the table for post and joist sizes.

RTB – a bracket for intersecting 2x members.

FWH – 4 way connectors for 2x members with bendable flanges.

RTA – connects two 2x wood members at a 90° angle.

RTF – connects two members in a “pass-through” application.

RTR and RTU – a 2x member crosses another.

Material: RTC44—14 gauge; RTA2—16 gauge; RTR and RTB—20 gauge; all others—18 gauge

Finish: Galvanized. Some products available in stainless steel or ZMAX® coating.


  • Use all specified fasteners. See General Notes.
  • Install vertical members first, then attach horizontal members for easier alignment.
  • Seat wood member in bracket with a C-clamp before securing to aid positioning and prevent skewing.
  • Always follow manufacturer’s instructions when using power tools and building equipment.