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Founded in 1954, Rockler Woodworking and Hardware provides woodworkers and craftsmen with quality tools, hardware, wood and know-how. Rockler is known among professional and hobby woodworkers as a source for innovative tools, jigs and accessories. Whether you're building a simple bookshelf, a custom desk or a full kitchen of cabinets, Rockler has the tools, hardware and supplies to make your project a success.


The history of Rockler Woodworking and Hardware dates back to 1954, when Norton Rockler started the Minnesota Woodworkers Supply Company in North Minneapolis. It was a small mail-order business with a big aspiration – to become a woodworker's go-to resource for everything they needed to complete their projects.


Since then, they have grown into an industry-leading woodworking and hardware source with a nationwide chain of stores and international reach through their catalogs and websites. A lot has changed in many ways. They  have continually added to their offerings as woodworking technologies have advanced, and they are constantly working to bring the most innovative products, thinking and education to their stores and websites.


But in other important ways, a lot has remained the same. Rockler has been a family-owned business throughout its 60-year history – and in business, as with family, relationships are important. They are still working with many of the same vendors whose products appeared in their catalogs decades ago. And they are still striving to establish links with you, their customers, that extend well beyond mere financial transactions. They want you to know that they have invested in your success.


You can count on them for the products, advice and encouragement you need to complete your projects, and you can count on them to stand behind the things they sell. As their founder wrote in the introduction to the 1988 catalog, "Our commitment to you does not end when the package arrives."


They are also committed to the future – woodworking and natural resources that make woodworking possible. That's why they are committed to providing "green" products, to enhancing recycling, and to supporting sustainable forest growth through the Hardwood Forestry Fund. They are particularly pleased that Rockler was named recipient of the 2014 Gifford Pinchot Award for Forestry Fund in recognition of the company's "significant effort to plant hardwood trees in America."

This amazing hardware store is located near Walnut Creek, California.  Here is a list of other noteworthy hardware stores you should check out: 

  • Ace Hardware Walnut creek

  • Belmont Hardware

  • Lafayette Ace Hardware

  • 1000 Oaks Hardware

  • Kelly - Moore Paints

  • Alamo Hardware

  • Restoration Hardware 

  • Bill's Ace Hardware Concord

All of these wonderful hardware centers are located just a short distance from our location at 1261 Locust Street in Walnut Creek, California!

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