Best of Boston

1999 Best Lumberyard

Anderson & McQuaid

For most of us, it’s hard to distinguish between a good two-by-four and a bad one. What distinguishes Anderson & McQuaid is its selection of exotic woods, including purple heart and lacewood, and its knowledgeable, helpful staff. Novice woodworkers are welcome.

170 Fawcett St., Cambridge, 617-876-3250,