Simpson Strong-Tie

HUTF/HUSTF Heavy-Duty and Double-Shear Joist Hangers

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HUSTF has the double-shear nailing advantage — distributing the joist load through two points on each nail for greater strength.

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Manufacturer Simpson Strong-Tie


  • Galvanized; see Corrosion Information


  • Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes
  • Not acceptable for nailer or welded applications; see W and B hangers
  • HUTF — the minimum header or ledger size that can be used with this hanger is 3 1/2"
  • HUSTF — with 3x carrying members, use 16d x 2 1/2" nails into the header and 16d commons into the joist
  • For attaching to headers made up of multiple 2xs, refer to technical bulletin Top-Flange Hanger Reductions For Multiple-Ply Headers (T-C-MPLYHEADR)


  • See Hanger Options General Notes.
  • HUTF rough beam sizes are available by special order.

Sloped and/or Skewed Seat

  • HUTF can be skewed to a maximum of 45° or sloped to a maximum of 45°. HUTF can be skewed and sloped down only, provided W ≥ 2 3/8". No skew with slope up options available.
  • For skews greater than 15°, uplift loads are 0.75 of the table loads. Hangers with a skew greater than 15° may have all the joist nailing on the outside angle.
  • For sloped and skewed combinations, the allowable loads are 0.70 of the table loads.
  • HU43TF may be skewed only 45° at 0.45 of table loads. No options for HU24-2TF and HU44TF.
  • For sloped-down-only hangers, allowable load is 0.78 of the table load.

Concealed Flange

  • HUTF is available with one A flange concealed at 0.85 of the catalog table load. HUTF is also available with both flanges concealed provided the W dimension is 2 9/16" or greater, at 0.85 of the table load. Specify HUCTF for both flanges concealed. No skew options available.
  • Available with flanges turned in for HUCTF 2 9/16" or wider.