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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