The history of Rockler Woodworking and Hardware goes back to 1954, when Norton Rockler started the Minnesota Woodworkers Supply Company in north Minneapolis, USA. It was a small mail-order business with a big aspiration to become woodworkers' go-to resource for everything they need to complete their projects.
Since then, Rockler have grown into an industry-leading woodworking and hardware source. In many ways, a lot has changed. Rockler have continuously added to their offerings as woodworking technologies have advanced, and we're constantly working to bring the industry's most innovative products, thinking and education.
But in other important ways, much has remained the same. Throughout their history, Rockler has been a family-owned business and in business, as with family, relationships are important. Rockler still work with many of the same vendors whose products appeared in our catalogs decades ago. And we still strive to establish connections with you, our customers, that extend well beyond mere financial transactions.
The Rockler goal still is to be your go-to DIY resource for everything you need to build both your projects and your confidence.