Best of Boston

Best Hardware

1996 Best Hardware, Restoration

Period Furniture Hardware

This family-owned business has been selling period-furniture fixings to Bostonians for more than 75 years. One of the last of its kind, the store is [...] read more»
1990 Best Hardware

Somerville Lumber

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

Brand-new, spiffy, and huge. A supermarket for the do-it-yourselfer. read more»
1987 Best Hardware

Mass Hardware

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


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»