With more than 26,000 items on two floors, Woodstock Hardware is a small-town hardware store offering a selection that rivals major corporations. We stock hardware departments for everyone from the weekend do-it-yourselfer to the professional contractor, including a wide selection of specialty items: hand and power tools, outdoor needs, paints and supplies, electrical and plumbing, cleaning and storage, and much more. (Click on our Departments tab to learn more.)
Upstairs you’ll find both a fully stocked fishing and tackle department and Diane’s Kitchen—our gourmet kitchenware shop with more than 3,000 items ranging from tried-and-true cookware to trendy gadgets.
Between our excellent selection and well-informed staff, Woodstock Hardware is certain to meet your project’s needs. Yes, we are known for our extensive inventory of quality, brand-name products, but we pride ourselves on offering unique solutions and on our commitment to customer service.
Woodstock Hardware is also fortunate to be located within sixty minutes of Do-it Best’s new, state of the art, Northeastern warehouse and distribution center. This proximity provides almost instant access to the more than 70,000 items.
For our local clientele Woodstock Hardware is known as a based hardware store. Yes, we are known for our extensive inventory and for stocking a wide variety of quality, name brand products. But Woodstock Hardware is best also known for: it’s unique solutions not offered by others, and their commitment to customer service.
Woodstock Hardware carries over our well know “brick & mortar” customer service to our 21st century e-commerce site. Meaning, regardless of where you are located, Woodstock Hardware strives to make sure you are completely satisfied with your shopping experience at Woodstock Hardware.
So please take your time and review the information provided here. We hope you find the site informative, and the next time you are in need of some hardware or just good sound hardware advice, we welcome you to stop by and visit the store or purchase what you need through our on-line store.
Woodstock Hardware was founded as Anderson Hardware (by Mr. Gordon Anderson) in 1953. The store—which was designed by both Anderson and famed Woodstock artist John Pike—was sold to Mr. Carl Mellin in 1976 and renamed Woodstock Hardware. After trading hands again, Vincent Christofora, Jr. (“Vince”) purchased the shop in 1994 and has worked hard to meet the needs of the evolving community.
On December 03, 2007, Woodstock Hardware was lost in a fire; thankfully the shop was closed for the night and nobody was hurt. In a Herculean effort, over the course of the three months, the store was rebuilt, remolded, and updated with the help of faithful employees and a team of generous volunteers. (Special thanks to Loren Rose, Walt Anderson, Howard Shultis, Bob Sylvester, Stewart Dewitt, Bill Durkin, Captain Mike, and Stock Excavating.) Woodstock Hardware reopened April 01, 2008 and normalcy quickly resumed as loyal customers soon returned. Since then, Woodstock Hardware has made an effort to continuously create necessary departments, and expand old ones, offering customers the very best products and selection at competitive prices.
When you walk into Diane’s Kitchen, you feel as though you’re in a chic boutique, packed with fine serve ware, gorgeous cookware, durable cutlery, and the hottest kitchen utensils and gadgets—many of which have been featured in home magazines and on Food Network. We stock new products nearly every week but we are very selective, choosing brands you can trust, while keeping on top of trends. Diane’s Kitchen was recently recognized by Hardware Retailing magazine as one of the country’s best kitchen shops and has received praise from Swellfood.com.
Vincent R. Christofora, Jr., PE (casually known as Vince) was born and raised in Woodstock. His parents—Vincent, Sr. and Arlene Christofora—were longtime proprietors of Woodstock Meats.
Vince is married to his beautiful wife, Diane, and they have two wonderful sons, Vincent Richard and Anthony Giovanni.
Vince is a graduate of Syracuse University and the State University School of Environmental Science & Forestry, with degrees in Civil Engineering and Forest Resource Engineering. After college, Vince worked as a civil and environmental engineer, specializing in the design and construction of multimillion-dollar water and wastewater collection, treatment, and discharge systems throughout the US.
Vincent R. Christofora, Jr.
In the past twenty years Vince has either served as general contractor or has constructed millions of dollars worth of residential and commercial projects and has gained experience in: demolition, foundations, framing, insulating, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, roofing, finish carpentry, painting, and landscaping.
His extensive knowledge is based on experience and he’d love to share some tips for your next project.
Vince has been professionally involved with
He has volunteered his engineering experience to several community nonprofits including
With more than 30 years in the hardware industry Vince serves as an expert source for a number of publications including: Better Homes and Gardens and Family Handyman.
Woodstock Hardware and the Christofora Family provide their business expertise and contribute to many of the Town’s art and volunteer organizations.
Vince and the Christofora Family created, developed, and own BugMeNot Spray, an organic, all natural, chemical-free insect repellent for people and dogs.
(Photo by Dion Ogust)
Through the aid of local business owners and dozens of volunteers, the iron fence at the Woodstock Cemetery got a fresh coat of paint recently and will be repaired. Woodstock Hardware owner Vince Christofora provided the materials and rounded up the volunteer labor to paint the fence along Rock City Road.
The painting started July 11 and was finished October 6. “We had twelve to 15 people at any given paint party,” Christofora said. “We met at least once a week, sometimes two times.”
Catskill Mountain Pizza donated and delivered pizza to feed the hungry crews.
Beau and Chuck Brink of Fishcreek Iron Inc. in Saugerties have volunteered to repair sections of the fence that are in bad shape.
“The best part was during that time, when people became aware of it, they came out to help,” Christofora said. “A lot of people drove by and cheered.”
Lending their hands were a who’s who of Woodstock family names including Vandebogart, Longyear and Reynolds. Many brought a child to help.
A task force was formed in 2018 when the town took over the cemetery from the financially insolvent Woodstock Cemetery Association. Christofora said he offered help when he met cemetery task force chair Terry Reynolds at the Memorial Day ceremony in 2019.
The town government was awarded a $210,000 grant from state funds to municipalities that assume control of cemeteries, but has only received $55,000. The rest is stalled due to Covid-related cashflow issues.
Christofora said he was committed to help regardless of the fiscal hiccups.
Shea Cocks, who was cemetery superintendent before the takeover and is a town maintenance employee, helped the volunteers by making sure the grass was cut, Christofora said.
Christofora and his band of volunteers aren’t done yet. They’re busy with other projects including Rick Volz Park, where they constructed a new pavilion, rebuilt pitching and batting cages, and reseeded the infield so it will be ready for play whenever Covid restrictions are lifted.
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It’s worth repeating. We invite you to please take the time to read and review our online site. We hope you find the products and information you are looking for. If you are in the Woodstock area, and are in need of some hardware, kitchenware, or just good sound home and garden advice, we hope you will stop by and visit the store. We’re here to help you!