Hardware Guide

RESIDENTIAL HARDWARE

Residential grade wood dock hardware uses 1-1/2" thick lumber and can be used with small boats (less than 18 feet) and areas that are protected. It is made with 3/16" x 5" steel. This hardware uses 3/8" carriage bolts. Inside corners use a mitered gusset for strength, male corners use a 3/4" connecting tab, and female corners use two 1/2" tabs. Our Simple Dock utilizes this grade of hardware, as well as many small floating and stationary docks.


STANDARD HARDWARE

Standard hardware is made with 1/4" x 5" steel. Wood as thick as 3" can be used. Wood docks that are in moderately rough areas and have medium size boats should use Standard hardware. This hardware uses 1/2" carriage bolts. Inside corners use a mitered gusset for strength, male corners use a 3/4" connecting tab, and female corners use two 1/2" tabs. Our Standard hardware uses more steel than our competitors. Best price for high-quality. This is the most commonly chosen grade of hardware for building docks.


HEAVY-DUTY HARDWARE

More Tabs = More Strength. Our heavy-duty hardware is made with 1/4" x 5" steel, and wood as thick as 3" can be used. Wood docks that are for commercial use, in rougher areas, or have larger size boats should use this hardware. This hardware uses 1/2" carriage bolts. Inside corners use a mitered gusset for strength, male corners use two 3/4" connecting tabs, and female corners use three 1/2" tabs. Use this hardware if you have any worry that other hardware could be insufficient.


All metal is galvanized, which is the process of applying zinc coating to steel or iron, in order to prevent rusting.

We also manufacture custom hardware