Cambridge Store

Store Location

Rockler Woodworking and Hardware
2154 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02140
Phone: (617) 497-1136
Manager: Peter Robichaud - email

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Store Hours

Monday – Friday 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Saturday 9 AM – 6 PM
Sunday 11 AM – 4 PM


in-store demos


9/13/2014 New Complete Basic Router Table Kit - 11AM
Whether you're in the market for your first router table, or a second basic table to be left set up for common operations, this package makes a fantastic value.

9/20/2014 Joinery Made Easy: Kreg Foreman Pocket Machine - 11AM
Look to the Kreg Foreman Pocket Machine to handle the job with ease. Compact, semi-automatic machine creates the same round-sided hole as the manual Kreg Jig in a fraction of the time.

9/27/2014 Rockler Innovation Day: Box Joint Jig - 11AM
Make precise, tight-fitting box joints with your router.

10/4/2014 What's Turning Day: Excelsior Lathe and Pen Turning Tools - 11AM
Learn how to turn a pen on an Excelsior Lathe.  Excelsior Lathes have the power, precision and versatility to turn with ease making the turning experience better, and see how using the right tools can make turning fun and easy!

10/4/2014 What's Turning Day: Bowl Turning - 12PM
Learn the proper tools and techniques for turning beautiful bowls and platters with the woodworking lathe.

10/11/2014 Rockler Innovation Day: Steam Bending Kit - 11AM
Expand your woodworking skills to include steam bending wood into beautifully smooth and permanent curves.

10/18/2014 21st Century Woodworking Day: Ready2Rout & Ready2Lift - 11AM
With computer-controlled precision, repeatable settings stored in memory, a pre-installed suite of apps. And many more to come, this first-ever electronic router fence and lift ushers the humble router table into the "smart" era.

10/25/2014 Rockler Innovation Day: Domino Template - 11AM
Craft your own wooden dominoes from any species of wood! Makes an excellent gift that'll have people "lining up" at the table for fun and games.

Classes and Workshops

Intro to Woodturning- with Alan Hark

DateOctober 18, 2014

Time: 9am - 1pm

Classes Overview: 6 weekend classes (schedule is discussed and determined during the first meeting to accommodate the needs of the class).Topics covered include the following: basic lathe safety, terminology, and operation; the selection/harvesting of wood for turning; proper tool selection and use; wood-finish selection and application for turnings. Students will operate the lathe while transitioning from basic spindle work to the completion of their very own wooden bowl. Students are responsible for providing their own face-shield. All other materials and tools are provided. Alan Hark has been teaching woodturning at local institutions such as Harvard University and the Cambridge Center for Adult Education for the past 12 years.

Skill Level: Beginner

Class Fee: $350

One-on-one Woodworking

Classes Overview: We offer custom-tailored classes in woodworking--you choose the date, time, duration, and subject! Topics include basic woodturning, advanced woodturning, sharpening, router techniques, power tool set-up, power tool techniques, Festool training, joinery, and finishing. If you don't see the subject you'd like to learn about listed here...just ask! Some advanced classes are dependent on instructor availability.

Skill Level: Any

Date: You choose * contact our store

Class Fee: $25 per hour for Beginners Classes. $50 per hour for Advances Classes


Voted Boston’s Best of the A-list for a Hardware Store

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Rockler Woodworking and Hardware
In 1954 my father, Nordy Rockler, started a mail order woodworking supply company in Minneapolis. It was then known as Minnesota Woodworkers Supply Company, and among the products featured in the first catalog were specialty wood veneers and hardware items such as knobs, pulls and table slides. Woodworkers responded positively to having a place where they could always get what they needed. We have been on the web since 1996, and are reaching more woodworkers than ever before! Whether you're a seasoned pro, a home–improvement enthusiast or a craftsperson, we believe you will enjoy browsing our online catalog, getting interesting tips through our email newsletter, and being the first to find out about some exciting new products! We are constantly on the lookout for new ways to make all your projects as fulfilling as they can be.


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Looking for Wood?

Why not come and "Take a walk through our woods".
We feature premium domestic and exotic lumber as well as hard-to-find veneers.


Career Opportunities

Would you like to turn your hobby into a career? Please see our Career Center for position details and how you can join our fun loving team!

What People are Saying:

I have been ordering from Rockler for almost 20 years and have found their products to be very inexpensive and of high quality. Shipping is fast even when an item is back ordered. The best prices I have found anywhere."

- Orval - 08/07/2012

What People are Saying:

I have been ordering from Rockler for almost 20 years and have found their products to be very inexpensive and of high quality. Shipping is fast even when an item is back ordered. The best prices I have found anywhere."

- Orval - 08/07/2012
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