DIY City Guide: Baltimore

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We finally have a DIY City Guide for Baltimore thanks to JB Bartkowiak! He’s a one-time construction manager and professional handyman turned editor-in-chief at the do-it-together home improvement blog, BuildingMoxie.com, and he’s pulled together some great resources for do-it-yourselfers in and around the city of Baltimore. Thanks JB!!!

I was born and bred in Baltimore, or as some know her – “Charm City.”  After college, plus a brief (okay, 5 year) cruise of the west coast, I returned. In 2000, my wife – Jen and I bought our first home here.

While I was brought up DIYing, it wasn’t until after buying that house that I learned of Baltimore’s quiet loudness, its infamous workmanly way.  At its core, it’s a city of artistic grit, a resourcefulness that spills through in its DIY. (I wrote some about that topic in an article for Arne Salvesen’s Useful SpacesPink Flamingos, Blue Crabs and the OverSpilling Kitsch of Baltimore.)

A couple stints in the construction field, four moves, two rental properties and a couple of flips since have given me a pretty good sense of what is around for the DIYer.  I tried to limit my list here to the ya-just-gotta-know, local suppliers. Sure, some worthy names I probably left off (sorry) and of course, I might even have skipped some key categories altogether (Oh Well).

Anyways, did my best, here we go, and remember to tell them that JB of Building Moxie sent ya!

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Paint/Wallpaper

Budekes: 418 South Broadway, 21231 || 410-732-4354


Hardware Stores

Lombard Paint and Hardware: 1747 E. Lombard Street, 21231 || 410-276-1294

Ayd Hardware: (Towson) 6801 York Road, 21212 || 410-377-0220


Hardware Cabinet, Door, Etc.

Roberts Company: (Loch Raven) 1040 Cromwell Bridge Road, 21286 || 800-966-0014

Clement Hardware: (Severna Park) 500 Ritchie Highway, 21146 || 800-622-9996


Lumber

National Lumber: 4901 Pulaski Highway, 21224 || 410-675-4740

Reisterstown Lumber: (Reisterstown) 13040 Old Hanover Rd., 21136 || 410-833-1300

Walbrook Mill & Lumber: (Cockeysville) 109 W. Cockeysville Rd., 21030 || 410-771-1515

Hardwoods/ Custom Millwork

Crown Lumber & Supply: 1226-28 North Central Avenue, 21202 || 800-456-4308

Chesapeake WoodWorking: 125 North Kresson Street, 21224 || (410) 276-1060

R. Thomas Frock: 2730 Loch Raven Rd., 21218 || (410) 243-9322


Kitchens

Kenwood Kitchens: (Lutherville) 1500 Riderwood Lutherville Drive || (410) 828-9560


Baths

Metropolitan Bath & Tile: (Towson) 1031 Cromwell Bridge Road, 21286 || 410.828.5100

Thomas Somerville: (Owings Mills) 25 Gwynns Mill Court, 21117 || 410-363-1322


Appliances

Bray & Scarff: (Timonium) 10015 York Road || 410-560-2499


Landscaping/Nursery

Valley View Farms: (Cockeysville) 11035 York Rd, 21030 || (410) 527-0700

Green Fields: 5424 Falls Road Ter, 21210 || (410) 323-3444

Hardscape

Wirtz & Daughters: (Joppa) 12140 Pulaski Hwy, 21087 || 410-679-6700:

Stone Store: (Harmans) 7535 Railroad Avenue, 21077 || 1-888-766-4242

Belair Road Supply: 7750 Pulaski Highway, 21237 || 410-687-4200


Decks

Creative Deck Designs: (White Marsh) 11101 Pulaski Highway, 21162  || 410-335-4095


Fencing

Long Fence: (Odenton) 1910 Betson Court, 21113 || (410) 793-0600


Gutters

Seamless Gutter Supply: (Fredrick) 4600-B Wedgewood Blvd., 21703 || 301-620-0101

Morris Ginsberg: 222 S Eden Street, 21231 || 800-875-7826


Roofing

The Roof Center:  8999 Yellow Brick Road, 21237|| (410) 238-0100

TW Perry: (Fullerton) 4321 Fitch Avenue, 21236 || (410) 350-0750


Brick

Potomac Valley Brick: 9009 Yellow Brick Road, 21237 || 410-682-6700
Windows

Baltimore Window Factory: 8871 Citation Road, 21221 || (410) 574-4750

Thompson Creek Window Company


Wood Flooring

Wood Floors Plus: (Glen Burnie) 50 Orchard Road, 21060


Carpeting

Carpet and Wood Floor Liquidators: (Linthicum) 5199 Raynor Ave, 21090 || 410-789-1155


Tile

Chesapeake Tile:  (Owings Mills) 45 Gwynns Mill Court, 21117 || 410.363.7363

KG Tile: (Timonium) 8 W Aylesbury Rd, 21093 ||(410) 252-0112


Lighting

Dorman’s Lighting & Design (Lutherville) 1524 York Road, 21093 || 410.252.6100

Wilson Lighting: (Towson) 208 York Road, 21204 || 410-823-0423


Fireplaces/Outdoor Furniture

Watson Fireplace and Patio: (Lutherville) 1616 York Road, 21093 || 410-321-5855

Courtland Hearth & Hardware (White Marsh) 11433 Pulaski Hwy., 21162 || 410.335.1988


Electrical

Shepherd Electric Supply:  7401 PULASKI HIGHWAY, 21237-2529 || 410-866-6000

Capital TriState: 600 W. Hamburg Street, 21230 || (410) 752-4080


Plumbing

Schumacher & Seiler: (Timonium) 10 West Aylesbury Road, 21093 || 410-561-2461

Northeastern Plumbing Supply: 8323 Pulaski Highway, 21237 || 410-574-0010


Heating and Cooling

R.E. Michel: 6 H & I Nashua Court, 21221 || 410-574-1777


Electronics

Baynesville Electronics: (Loch Raven) 1631 E Joppa Rd  21286 || (410) 823-0082


Salvage Shops

Second Chance: 1700 Ridgely St, 21230 || (410) 385-1101

Loading Dock: 2 N Kresson St, 21224 || (410) 558-3625


Surplus

Winks & Steins Building Supply: (Rosedale) 7930 Pulaski Hwy, 21237 || (410) 485-4499


Auctions

Blue Star: (Glen Arm) 5200 Glen Arm Rd, 21057 || 410.510.6435

Southern Sales Services: 2015 Washington Blvd || (410) 528-1770


Paint Removal

Baltimore Finishing Works: 2509 Huntingdon Avenue, 21211 || (410) 235-7326


Rentals

Sunbelt: 7605 Pulaski Hwy, Rosedale || (410) 866-9302 ‎


DIY Workshops

Beth’s DIY Workshop: 4315 Harford Road || 410-400-0565


DIY Assistance

Building Moxie || 410.236.2886

Resources

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Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.
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