Hardware shops supply handymen with the tools to do myriad activities, including fixing up a bathroom, building a birdhouse, and adding a jacuzzi to the third floor of a birdhouse. Stock your hardware arsenal with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of hardware and more at Town Hardware & General Store in Black Mountain.
Behind Town Hardware & General Store's original brick façade and underneath its antique tin ceilings, friendly staffers arm people with woodworking tools, gifts, and household items in a venue steeped in the charm of yesteryear. Woodworking tools such as a chip carving knife ($21.99) or a Warrington hammer ($16.99+) lend precision to quality crafts projects, while ultratough Tiger trowels make short work of weeds, bulb planting, and burying pie-theft evidence ($18.99). Lather stubbly muzzles with a Setola-bristle shaving brush ($8.99) swirled in rum shave soap ($6.98), or suds up with natural, locally produced soaps. Town Hardware eschews battery-powered gadgets with a roster of vintage toys, which, like amusement parks on the moon, are powered by the imaginations of children.
103 W State St.
Black Mountain, North Carolina 28711