In a world where we buy inexpensive furniture in unassembled pieces, upgrade our computers every two or three years and buy pre-cooked meals on our way home from work, is there anything more satisfying than building something lasting with your own two hands?
Whether you're refinishing an antique chair, upgrading your kitchen cabinets or taking a pile of wood and creating a family heirloom, woodworking brings out the best in all of us.
Your efforts and skill are appreciated here at Rockler, a family owned business for over 55 years. Despite being one of the largest online resources for woodworkers and a chain of stores across the country, we still take a personal interest in every one of your projects. We have real people in our Minnesota headquarters answering the phones. We work tirelessly to bring the industry's most innovative products, thinking and education to our stores and online store.
When you buy from Rockler, your confidence is showing — in your ability to create, and in your product selection. You can always trust Rockler to deliver quality products and impeccable customer service — your satisfaction guaranteed. And we support your commitment to the environment through our efforts to provide green products, our recycling efforts and our support of sustainable forest growth for future woodworkers through the Hardwood Forestry Fund.
Thank you for shopping at Rockler. Please don't hesitate to let us know how we can help you Create with Confidence
™ — on this project and whatever you dream up next.
Nordy Rockler starts Minnesota Woodworker's Supply Company at 1713 Olson Memorial Highway, Minneapolis.
Moves to new facility in Golden Valley, 925 Winnetka Ave. N. 8,000 square feet, eight employees.
Ann Rockler Jackson joins company.
Gary Rockler joins company and creates a prospective catalog called 'Let's Get Acquainted Catalog'
Rogers, Mn. facility purchased, 12,200 square feet.
Ann becomes President.
Name changed to The Woodworker's Store.
The first Retail store opens at Lake St in Minneapolis.
Rogers facility adds on 10,500 square feet (bringing total to 22,700 sq. ft.)
Seattle, Wa. store opens.
Denver, Co. store opens.
Cambridge, Ma. store opens.
Columbus, Oh. store opens.
First year the company's gross revenues are over $5 million.
Ann Jackson becomes CEO.
San Diego, Ca. store opens.
Milwaukee, Wi. store opens.
Rogers facility adds 14,700 sq. ft. (bringing total to 37,400 sq. ft.)
First year the company's gross revenues are over $10 million.
We lose Gary Rockler to illness 1953-1987.
Detroit, Mi. store opens.
Cleveland, Oh. store opens.
First issue of our new magazine Today's Woodworker is published.
Chicago, Il. store opens.
Buffalo, Ny. store opens.
First year the company's gross revenues are over $20 million.
Burnsville, Mn. store opens.
Maplewood, Mn. store opens.
Company celebrates 40th Anniversary.
Minnetonka, Mn. store opens.
Move offices and warehouse to Medina, Mn.
Today's Woodworker Magazine has a paid circulation of 100,000.
Tukwila, Wa. store opens.
Our catalog goes out to a mailing list of over 6 million in full color, containing over 4,000 products and 400 new products.
Rockler launches first website
, allowing customers to request a catalog and sign up for a free trial subscription to Today's Woodworker. Also featured several product specials.
Cinncinnati, Oh. store opens.
Dave LaPorte becomes President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company.
Portland, Or store opens.
Phoenix, Az. store opens.
St. Louis, Mo. store opens.
Orange, Ca. store opens.
380 associates nation-wide.
Company changes name from "The Woodworker's Store" to "Rockler Woodworking and Hardware". New logo introduced and store signage change.
Company purchases Woodworker's Journal Magazine and changes Today's Woodworker Magazine name to Woodworker's Journal. Combined circulation of over 200,000 subscribers.
Indianapolis, In. store opens.
Pasadena, Ca. store opens.
Torrance, Ca. store opens.
Rockler.com named a Top 50 website by Internet Retailer magazine.
Women in Woodworking website started.
Bench Cookie introduced.