When you have a home improvement project that you’re working on and you’re unsure of your next step or find yourself missing a tool, your local hardware store is the place to go. Maryland is home to decades-old hardware stores with all the tools you’ll need plus expert advice. Here are our favorites.
Deale Hardware and Home Center in Deale, Maryland, has tools, outdoor equipment, heating and cooling equipment, outdoor games, and generators. You can find any number of chain saws, hedge trimmers, brush cutters, snow blowers, lawn mowers, chain saws, and much more in stock. A few of their favorite vendors are Honda Power Equipment, STIFL, and Weber.
Kendall Hardware Inc. has been serving Clarksville, Maryland, since 1947. A few of their special services include new locks and keys, propane tank refills, and easy special ordering from an inventory of over 70,000 items. Stop by to pick up a nearly endless amount of hardware supplies, including cabinet and drawer hardware, nuts, bolts, and screws, furniture parts, hinges, sheet metal, and much more.
Christopher’s Hardware in Sandy Spring, Maryland, services the Sandy Spring, Ashton, and Olney communities with friendly, personalized service. A few of their key departments include grills, lawn and garden, and paint. Additional services, such as paint consultation, lawn and garden advice, key duplication, glass and Plexiglas cutting, knife sharpening, and more, are offered at an additional price.
Dunkirk Hardware and Home Center is part of the Do It Best network of stores, providing them with a gigantic inventory of all kinds of hardware. They rent tools, stock many of the most recognizable brands, and run regular specials for additional savings. Make sure to check out their website for the latest special.
Leland Fisher Lumber is family and owned operated, and has been since first opening in 1947. Leland sells lumber, building materials, tools and accessories from many recognizable brands. Their staff is always willing to help you with any project to ensure you are successful.
TW Perry has provided quality hardware services for over 100 years. Over the last century, they have grown substantially, with multiple locations across state lines. A few of their Maryland locations are in Gaithersburg, Baltimore, and Annapolis. Products include lumber and building materials, Andersen windows and doors, Lepage windows and doors, power tools, and many seasonal supplies.
Strosniders Hardware is constantly growing, with three locations in Bethesda, Potomac, and Silver Spring already and a fourth in Kensington on the way. They have been family owned and operated since opening in 1953. They stock hardware, housewares, garden, paint, plumbing, and seasonal merchandise with an inventory over 50,000.
Christopher’s Glen Echo Hardware in Bethesda, Maryland, is part of the larger True Value network, granting them access to all kinds of excellent services and hardware. They stock patio furniture, outdoor and indoor power, and grills. They also offer blade sharpening, computer paint matching, and delivery. If they don’t have it, there’s a good chance they can get it.
Millington Hardware in Millington, Maryland, is conveniently located near Kent County on the Chester River. You won’t find the same kinds of faceless service here as you might in a big box store; Millington’s is neighborhood owned and operated. But that doesn’t mean they’re lacking in inventory—whatever you need, they can get you.
Clinton Hardware in Clinton, Maryland, is part of the Do It Best network, but still hasn’t lost the charm that has made it successful since 1946. Services include window glass and acrylic repair, window and door screen repairs, key duplication, lock re-keying, lamp repair, chain saw and knife sharpening, and special orders on non-stocked items.