Best of Boston

BEST Hardware

1996 BEST Hardware, Helpful

Model Hardware

Allston

An inventory to match the superstores, backed by a helpful and friendly staff. Owner Bob Weber is on hand five days a week to show you the difference between a wing nut and a butterfly valve. read more »

1990 BEST Hardware

Somerville Lumber

Somerville

Everything from power tools to drain cleaners—and a staff that can tell you how to use them. read more »

1988 BEST Hardware

Nonantum Hardware

Watertown

Brand-new, spiffy, and huge. A supermarket for the do-it-yourselfer. read more »

1987 BEST Hardware

Mass Hardware

Waltham

With a parking lot, three floors of stuff, and a staff that knows the name for the thingamajig you need. read more »

1977 BEST Hardware

Wilkinson’s

Boston

Founded in 1842, and the oldest hardware store in the city, Wilkinson’s has two floors full of necessary objects, mysterious and mundane. read more »