Nuts and Bolts

Work… the mechanical manifestation of energy, according to science. Work it could be said, is the “nuts and bolts “ of what we do each and every day. After all, nuts and bolts are not the whole of a project, they are only a portion of a project.

The successful concept of work today creates within the soul a feeling of pride, satisfaction of a job well done, and contribution back into your greater community in some type of capacity. Today I’m offering y’all an inside look at our hardware work… the “nuts and bolts” view of what we do each day.

Walking inside Wilkes County Hardware may take you back into a time of nostalgia… viewing our old building, wood stove, historic elevator, or even remembering a time when hardware stores used to be full service for the customer. We still do that each and every day. Our customers always come first! Customers are the essential element in our business, and that is why we are customer service oriented in what we do! Wilkes County Hardware is definitely more than a place to go pick up a few nuts and bolts.

They just don’t build them like this anymore, check out the size of those beams y’all!
Elevator view from top down
Wood stove heat keeps us moving and going in the winter months.
Our nuts and bolts aisle

Yes, we have several folks who stop by to shop our extensive selection of nuts 🔩 and bolts… whether you are looking to purchase one or two or even multiple boxes. But did you know that we do the following things as well??

1. Key duplication

Wayne is a popular guy in our key area! We duplicate keys, rekey locks, can make chip keys … ask us if we can help you out with your key needs

2. Kerosene wick replacement

Wick repair is ongoing, unsure which wick you need? We can find that for you too!
A work area for repairs like kerosene wick repair, tool repair, lamp repair

3. Threading and pipe cutting

Galvanized and black pipe threaded… if you have never done this, it is a labor intensive job and takes time to do it well. Kudos to Richard who does most of this laborious task.

4. Glass cutting up to 36 inches

This custom piece was recently done for a customer and it is ready to go!

5. Chain cut to exact length

Our display showcases the chain we have in stock and ready to go home with you! Measure twice, cut once… cut chain CAN NOT be returned please know how much you need before we cut it for you.
Folks often ask about what we use our upstairs space for… we measure and cut chain, tubing, rope, do window screen repair, window glass cut, and pipe threading is all done upstairs.

6. Basic lamp repair

Have a lamp that is acting all weird.. we can fix it for you or you can do it yourself with these simple pieces
Light bulbs, extension cords, fuses, and basic electrical supplies we will help you find what you’re looking for in order to get your to do list completed

7. Tool handle replacement

Replace your own if you wish!
Or we can do it for you!
Our lawn and garden section is usually a busy spot year round. Ask us if you have questions about a project, or product.

8. Pool water testing for free!

Pool water testing is always a good idea when you’re a pool owner
Wilkes County Hardware keeps a variety of pool chemicals in stock for sale

9. Roll pipe cut to length (most hardware retailers sell the entire roll) and copper pipe

Roll pipe cut upstairs
Copper cut to length or sold by roll
Need to do a small plumbing repair? We can cut these to length as well This display is found on the plumbing aisle.

10. Gas and plumbing fittings … including a good selection of Pex and Shark Bite

Compression fittings and flared fittings of all sizes
Our plumbing aisle is a bustling place on most days

11. Vast selection of furnace filters

Ask us and we will gladly help you find your size of furnace filter

12. Window screen repair

This is a basic list of our service offerings.

13. Knife and scissor sharpening

Working on a knife 🔪 for sharpening

As y’all can see we work hard to be a full service hardware store for our customers. Our goal is to keep our customers coming back to us for all of the things that they need for any project. Thank you for being a great part of what we do each and every day whether it is a purchase of nuts and bolts, a key or even a bag of bird seed. We couldn’t be here without you!

Coles bird seed has become a very popular item for our regular customers
You need to clean it or scrub it, we can probably help you!!

And we have locally sourced items too!!!
Locally made soaps, candles, pottery, & woodworking
Stop by and find some “Great Stuff” that you didn’t know existed inside our historic walls. Sorry for the pun y’all.

So there it is… the “nuts and bolts” of the hardware life daily work. Stop by and see us soon. We appreciate your support of our small business. YOU are the part that holds all of our work together in our nuts and bolts analogy. Thank you for joining us in our journey of the hardware life for the last seven years.

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