Straight plates are the structural and decorative iron plates that support any combinations of posts or beam connections. These metal plates can also be used to hide unsightly holes and more. These iron brackets are available in all our hammered textures and all our finishes. Fasteners are sold seperately. For structural applications with heavy loads we recommend through bolting with 1/2" diameter or larger fasteners. We do not recommend any of our overhead metal plates be installed with clavos.