So the next time you need some basic 3″ butt hinges, a 1/4″ screw eye, a privacy lockset, or a keyed alike set of pad locks stop in so we can help you. And if you are looking for hardware to mount a swing, a electric fence tension spring, or a replacement handle for a crank out window remember we have an inventory of some not quite so common hardware as well.
It makes sense that a hardware store is only as good as its hardware department. So we try to be the very best, and we are thankful to hear many of our customers say, “I have been in hardware stores all over the country and this is the best one I have ever been in!”
We appreciate these comments but do not rest on our laurels and are constantly working to keep up with these ever changing times to meet our customers’ needs. And yes, there are times when we might not have a specific item or do not have the “oddball” size, but this is the exception rather than the rule.
Besides if we don’t have an item, we receive two deliveries a weeks. So in most cases, if you need something we don’t have, it will only be a day or two before it’s in your hands.
We believe after you stop in, take a look around, and give us a try, that you will be happy to make Woodstock Hardware, “your hardware store.”
In addition to the Hardware supplies and materials you need, with over twenty-five years of experience, Woodstock Hardware can provide you the technical expertise required to help you successfully complete your next project. Here are a few hardware related tips we have learned over the years we would like to share with you.
How to Silence It:
First, check the tops of the blades for excess dust accumulation. “Believe it or not, just a little extra weight can affect the fan’s balance, causing the motor to squeak,” says Vince Christofora, Jr., engineer and owner of Woodstock Hardware in Woodstock, New York. If the fan has a light kit, make sure the light bulbs are screwed in tightly and/or the globe’s mounting screws are secure. Next, lightly grab each blade and wiggle. If you find a loose one, retighten its mounting screws.
If this doesn’t fix the squeak, your fan blades may be out of balance, Christofora says. Grab a fan-balancing kit, found at most hardware and home stores. The directions will guide you through the process — it’s pretty straightforward. Still squeaking? It could be that the fan motor’s bearings are worn out. Unfortunately, replacement may be the best solution.
Check the door’s hinges. “Over time the screw holding the hinge to the cabinet can become loose, or even pulled out, especially when used by little kids, who tend to pull down on cabinet doors,” says Vince Christofora, Jr., engineer and owner of Woodstock Hardware in Woodstock, New York. If you spot a loose screw or two, have someone hold the cabinet door in the correct location and tighten them. If the hinge has been pulled out, you’ll need either a longer, fatter screw or some epoxy wood filler, to repair the damaged hole before tightening the screw.
If this doesn’t work, try leveling the doors. If you have concealed hinges, they come with an adjustment screw, Christofora says. Adjust slowly, frequently closing the cabinet door as you go to check for uniform spacing. Once the door is level and uniformly spaced, it should close properly. For older cabinets with non-adjustable hinges, you may have to remove the hinge, repair the old holes with epoxy wood filler, and reuse. Or, you could slightly move the hinge up or down and create new screw holes.
If none of this works, Christofora recommends installing a simple magnetic or mechanical catch to help keep the door closed.
So, stop in, take a look around, ask a few questions. You are sure to find what you want and need.
At Woodstock Hardware we are confident that by our combining our extensive inventory of supplies, and products with our hands-on experience and expertise we can help you successfully complete your next project.