Artist Supply & Craft Stores

Lakewood Art Supply
Address: 13345 Madison Ave, Lakewood, OH 44107

Phone: (440) 857-0537

Hours: Monday - CLOSED Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00p - 6:00p Sunday 12:00p - 5:00p

Blick Art Materials

2768 Mayfield Road,
Cleveland Heights, OH 44106

Phone: (216) 371-3500

Monday - Friday: 9:30a - 7:00p
Saturday: 10:00a - 6:00p
Sunday 12:00p - 5:00p

Hardware Stores

One stop shops for tools, materials, paint, adhesives, hardware, fasteners, etc etc. A good general supply store. Some specialize in different services, such as key cutting, glass cutting, screen repair, color matching, pipe cutting/threading, and more. Local shops tend to offer excellent customer service and are willing to do special orders if need be, but sometimes will not have specialty items on hand. For that, we suggest searching out a specialized vendor/store. 

Sutton Industrial Hardware

3848 Prospect Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Phone: (216) 696-8340

Monday - Friday 7:00a - 5:30p
Saturday 8:00a - 1:30p

Heights Hardware

Address: 1792 Coventry Road Cleveland Heights, OH 44118.

Phone: (216) 321-4701

Hours: Monday - Saturday 9:00a - 6:00p Sunday 11:00a - 4:00p

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Cleveland Lumber Company

Address: 9410 MADISON AVE.


Monday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Tuesday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Thursday 7:30 AM - 7:00 PM

Friday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Sunday Store Closed

Phone:  (216) 961-5550


The Home Depot

Severance Town Center - Nearest Location To School

Address: 3460 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118 

Phone: (216) 297-1303

Steelyard Commons

Address: 3355 Steelyard Dr, Cleveland, OH 44109

Phone:(216) 741-6123

Hours: Monday - Friday: 6:00a - 10:00p Sunday 8:00a-8:00p 

Materials & Supplies

Upcycle Parts Shop

Welcome to Upcycle Parts Shop! Our mission is to Provoke Creativity and Promote Community Through Reuse, Resourcefulness, and Relationships. Together with our community, we have diverted over 47 tons of material from landfills since opening in 2014. DONATIONS by Appointment Only

Address: 6419 St. Clair Avenue Cleveland, OH 44103

Phone: (216) 361-9933

Hours: Wed 12pm - 4pm Thur 12pm - 6pm Fri 12pm - 6pm Sat 11am - 5pm

Habitat for Humanity Restore of Greater Cleveland

2110 W 110th St, Cleveland, OH 44102
Phone: (216) 429-1299
Hours: Tuesday - Thursday 10:00a - 6:00p Friday - Saturday 10:00a - 6:00p SUN/MON CLOSED

Address: 4601 Northfield Rd, North Randall, OH 44128
Phone: (216) 413-3035
Hours: Tuesday - Thursday 10:00a - 6:00p Friday - Saturday 10:00a - 6:00p SUN/MON CLOSED

34225 Vine St, Eastlake, OH 44095
Phone: (440) 226-3212
Hours: Thursday 9:00a–5:00p Friday 9:00a–5:00p Saturday 9:00a–5:00p SUN-WED CLOSED


Rebuilders Exchange

Address: E 53rd St, Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: (216) 551-8175
Hours: Thurs - Sat 9:00a - 4:00p Sun-Tues: CLOSED


A list of specialty suppliers and stores in and around the greater Cleveland area. 



Automotive Speciality Store - Automotive finishes and paints, automotive finishing supplies, sheet metal tools, metal prep, body and automotive fillers, welding supplies, etc

Address: 5673 Ridge Rd, Parma, OH 44129

Phone: (866) 483-2258

Hours: Monday - Saturday 9:00a - 7:00p Sunday 9:00a - 5:00p

McMaster Carr

Your only stop shop for any and all materials, pieces, parts, hardware, institutional grade, industrial quality, small quantity, bulk order, tools, fittings, switches, swatches, thing-a-ma-jigs, whatchamacallits, whojamachatchits, and more. 

Address: 200 Aurora Industrial Pkwy, Aurora, OH 44202

Phone: (330) 995-5500

Hours: Monday - Friday 7:00a - 6:00p Saturday 8:00a-12:00p Sunday CLOSED


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West Marine

Marine and Boating supply. A great resource for rope and line as well as related esoteric hardware. Also a great resource for specialty adhesives, finishes, and epoxies. High-quality products and service which sometimes comes with a higher price tag. Check and see if it's easily available somewhere else first. 

Address: 1577 Saint Clair Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114

Phone: 216-781-6110

Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Sun: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm



Samsel Supply Co.

Industrial supplier located in down in The Flats. Samsel's specializes in heavy duty goods and constructions materials. Has many of the products that local hardware store may not and would save you a trip out to Home Depot or Lowes. Being in the Flats, Samsels also stocks a fairly broad range of ropes and rigging as well as other specialty products. 

Address: 1235 Old River Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Phone: 216-241-0333

Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30a – 5:00p Saturday 8:00a – 4:30p Sunday CLOSED


The Monster Makers was born in 1986 when owner Arnold Goldman began selling some basic mask making supplies through the back of Fangoria Magazine. Today, thirty-one years later, The Monster Makers has grown into one of the leading suppliers of three-dimensional Special Effects Materials in the Industry.

Dean Supply - Restaurant Supply

Since 1950 Dean Supply has been Cleveland’s premier restaurant supply store. 
A one-stop-shop for all your restaurant and bar supply needs. Open to the public and the best prices around.

Address: 3500 Woodland Avenue Cleveland, OH 44115

Phone: (800) 275-3326

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00a - 6:00p and Saturday 9:00a - 4:00p




Woodworking Supply

CleTool - Cleveland Cutter and Tool Rockler Woodworking and Hardware

Address: 14181 Foltz Pkwy Foltz Parkway, Strongsville, OH 44149

Phone: (440) 238-5770

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00a - 5:00p Saturday 8:30a-3:00p Sunday CLOSED


Address: 23226 Broadway Ave, Oakwood, OH 44146

Phone: (440) 232-7979

Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00a - 7:00p Saturday 9:00a - 6:00p Sunday 12:00p - 5:00p

Hardwood Dealers & Lumberyards

Suppliers and businesses who sell rough sawn lumber; domestic and exotic soft and hardwoods. For furniture making and woodworking project. Materials beyond the dimensional lumber (2x4, 4x4) that you find at a hardware/home improvement store.  

These facilities also tend to provide additional services like; custom orders, custom milling, cut to length boards, kiln drying and more. 

Doll Lumber Company

Address: 1363 SR 534, Southington, OH 44470

Phone: Office: 330-898-8097 Toll Free: 1-877-330-8097 

Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00a - 5:00p Saturday: 8:00a - 2:00p


Metro Hardwoods

Metro Hardwoods is an urban sawmill located in Cleveland, Ohio on Train Avenue. We take old city trees normally headed for mulching and shredding and turns them into quality kiln-dried hardwood for uses ranging from fencing to furniture.

Address: 5801 Train Ave. Cleveland, OH 44102

Phone: 216-651-2345

Hours: Appointment Only


Buyler's Kiln Drying

Address: 17673 Nauvoo Road, Middlefield, OH 44062

Hours: Monday - Friday 7am - 5pm

Saturday Appointment Only

Sunday Closed

Phone: (440) 477-6458

Keim Lumber Company

Address: 4465 St. Rte. 557. Charm, OH 44617

Phone: 330-893-2251 Toll Free: 888-KEI-MLBR (888-534-6527)

Hours: Monday 7:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday - Friday 7:00am - 4:30pm
Saturday 7:30am - 12:00pm


Architectural & Industrial Salvage

Old School Architectural Salvage
Tell Ken that Steve Smolinski sent you.
Address: 1348 W 70th St, Cleveland, OH 44102
Phone: (216) 430-9474
Hours: Wednesday - Friday 10:00a - 4:30p Saturday - Tuesday CLOSED

HGR Industrial Surplus

Address: 20001 Euclid Ave, Euclid, OH 44117
Phone: (216) 486-4567
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00a - 4:00p Saturday-Sunday CLOSED


These businesses stock and supply plastics and synthetics and the appropriate adhesives and tools to work with those materials. 

Acrylic, Polycarbonate, PVC, ABS, Styrene, etc. 

Address: 17851 Englewood Dr, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130

Phone: Local (440) 891-1140 Toll-Free (866) 658-9167

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00a - 5:00p Saturday - Sunday CLOSED

Address: Prospect Ave E, Cleveland, OH 44115

Phone: (216) 361-6500

Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00a-5:00p

Metals - Steel and Other Metals

Metal Supermarkets

Address: 5399 Lancaster Drive, Unit 9, Brooklyn Heights, OH 44131

Phone: 216-369-9898

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00a - 5:00p Saturday - Sunday CLOSED

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Address: 38356 Willoughby Pkwy, Willoughby, OH 44094

Phone: 440-951-0712

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00a - 5:00p Saturday 8:00a - 12:00a

Alro Steel

Address: 4787 State Rd. Cuyahoga FallsOH 44223 

Phone: 330 929-4660

Toll-Free: 888-888-2576

Hours: Call

Cumberland Steel

Address: 4919 Grant Avenue Cleveland, OH  44125

Phone: 216-441-1800

Hours: Call


Address: 26 Stage Ave, Painesville, OH 44077

Phone: 440-942-6908

Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30a - 4:30a Saturday - Sunday CLOSED

K&S Metals

Can be purchased directly from the company through

We are proud to have been producing and supplying you with precise tubing, shapes, rods, and sheets for over 75 years. We offer low minimums and quick turnaround times. Find our products in hobby and craft stores, hardware stores, and similar retailers locally and worldwide. 

Cheapo - Depot

Places to get materials and tools on the cheap. Quick and dirty. 

If you don't expect much you'll be satisfied with what you get. 

a.k.a. The Horrible Fright, Harbor Fails, Buy a Bunch-Cry a Bunch

Cheap prices and cheap products. A great place to get a tool you'll only use every once and a while or a place to get tools when you're on a tight budget. We all shop there even though we bad mouth it. 

Address: Nearest Location To School 

6272 Pearl Road, Parma Heights, OH 44130

Phone: 440-886-2170

Hours: Monday - Saturday 9:00a - 6:00p Sunday 11:00a-4:00p

Maker Materials

Suppliers for "Maker Materials"; Acrylic, Cardboard, PCB Materials, Synthetics, Metals, Styrene, Colored Plastics, Foam, Tubing, fittings, hose, etc. 

In small or "no minimum" order quantities and quick direct shipping. 


Your One Stop Shop for Maker Materials
We are a single-source supplier that offers cut-to-size, quality materials, specializing in laser cutter and CNC woods, papers, and plastics, in a variety of styles and sizes with no minimums to leaders of fabrication labs, makerspaces and to DIYers and individual makers. We provide fast delivery right to your home or shop. Many items ship same day from stock, but our goal is to ship all orders for standard items within 2 business days.

Maker Material Supply

We are proud to serve a variety of makers and artisans ranging from woodworkers, knife makers, metal artists, jewelry makers, pen turners, luthiers, and more.  Many of the materials we carry are used for a wide range of items, and we are continually working to offer them in sizes and configurations suitable for various makers.  

Some of the materials we supply include a variety of composites such as carbon fiber, G10, and Micarta/phenolics, resins and glow materials, exotic stabilized and natural woods, mammoth ivory and fossils, metals, blade steel, fasteners and more.  Maker Material Supply was established in late 2015 as a part-time offshoot of Aaron's knife-making hobby and has turned into a full-time pursuit for our family.  As we continue to grow, we search for new and unique materials from around the world to add to our selection.

Micro Center

Address: 1349 Som Center Rd, Mayfield Heights, OH 44124

Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10:00a - 9:00p Sunday 11:00a - 6:00p

Micro Center is among the nation's leading information technology, communications, and electronic device suppliers, operating twenty-five large stores in major markets nationwide. Founded in 1979 in Columbus, Ohio, Micro Center has grown steadily and profitably. Our stores are designed to supply the needs of a wide variety of consumers – from small businesses to local schools - with well-trained associates who offer information technology solutions.

K and S Precision Metals

Can be purchased directly from the company through

We are proud to have been producing and supplying you with precise tubing, shapes, rods, and sheets for over 75 years. We offer low minimums and quick turnaround times. Find our products in hobby and craft stores, hardware stores, and similar retailers locally and worldwide. 

Small Metals

First, check out the Jewelry & Metals Supply Store HERE:

Lyanne keeps an impressive stock of materials in house. 

If you can't find what you need there then check out the following suppliers for materials, tools, and equipment for precious metals, casting, welding, braising, stonework, fine ornamentation, and specialty processes. 

We serve jewelers, metalsmiths, and artisans. We make their lives easier and more fun with innovative solutions, great service and know-how.

Our customers cover the spectrum from manufacturers and award-winning designers to students and hobbyists. They're innovative, driven, creative, passionate, obsessed, focused, proud, ambitious, professional and, like all of us here, utterly passionate about creating jewelry.

Mold Making - Casting

Find information from manufacturers about mold making processes and materials.


Established in 1895, Smooth-On, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of silicone rubbers, polyurethane rubbers and plastics, rigid and flexible urethane foams, epoxies, polysulfide rubbers, adhesives, coatings, release agents and other material technologies. Our production facility is located in Macungie, Pennsylvania marking the third time the company has moved its operations in its 120th year history.



If you are... a Sculptor, Prop Maker, Prototype Maker, Conservator, Police/FBI/Law Enforcer, Model Maker, Restorer, Architect, Body Caster, Display/Window Designer, 3D Mosaicist, Scenic Artist, Fine Art Student, Archeologist, Special Effects Artist, Mold-Maker ...

The Compleat Sculptor is your Compleat Source for Materials, Tools, Supplies & Services
"You supply the talent... We'll supply the rest."

Our store is located in New York City, since 1995! Currently our hours are Monday - Thursday: 10am - 8pm, Friday - Sunday: 10am - 6pm.


Founded in 1947 by Robert Douglas, Douglas and Sturgess offers flexible mold making materials that are used for reproducing everything from architectural embellishments to fine art sculpture. They also offer everything from specialty pigments to a wide variety of castable materials, our true function is to act as a bridge between the industrial world and the creative one. By doing so, Douglas and Sturgess has always been able to offer a line of products that might otherwise be available only to large manufacturers.

As technology has taken the industrial world to more efficient applications and materials over the last 60 years, we too have been able to offer many of these same materials to the creative community.  Staying true to the core beliefs established by our founders, we offer not only excellent products but also the knowledge to get even the absolute novice started in successfully applying our materials to your endeavor.

Exotic Hardwoods & Lumber

Online source for buying exotic hardwoods; i.e. Ebony, Bubinga, Rosewood, Bocote, Locust, Bloodwood, Padauk, Fruit Woods, Purple Heart and More. 

Not for your run of the mill Pine, Spruce, Fir or any of your more common domestic hardwoods like White Oak, Cherry, Ash, Maple, Walnut, Box Elder, or Beech. Those are all more economically and logistically available. Check out this list: 


Phone Toll-Free: (877) 770-9663


Bell Forest Products was started in 2001 by Dennis Bell and his son Boone. Being an avid woodworker, Dennis was frustrated with the lack of locally available kiln-dried hardwoods. This was compounded by the fact that he lived in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula surrounded by forests and was unable to obtain lumber for his projects. Some of the world’s best Birdseye maple comes from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. In 2003, Bell Forest expanded from Dennis’ workshop into a vacant warehouse in downtown Ishpeming, MI. The business continued to grow and in 2005-2006 Bell Forest went through major changes. We put in a brand new sawmill and started dealing in exotic woods.

Since 2006, Bell Forest has been one of the leading online wood suppliers. We have expanded our selection of figured, domestic, and exotic woods to over 100 species. Bell Forest offers thousands of hand-picked boards, stock sizes, and other products too numerous markets throughout the USA and around the world.

Machining and Milling Supplies

We are a leading North American distributor of metalworking and maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products and services. 

Rope, Cordage, Rigging, Line, Webbing, Thread, Etc

Is it string? Is it rope? Twine? Jute? Cord? Webbing? Thread?

Find it here and more. These links take you to a number of sellers and suppliers of thread to rope and everything in between.



Oddities & Surplus

Places to search for or to discover all the things you didn't know you were looking for.

Find the thing that you had one of when you were little. Or the weird bell-shaped jar your 7th-grade science teacher had on their desk. Buttons, switches, scientific glass, rubber bumpers, bearings, gussets, gaskets, and more. 


Tools, materials, and specialty items for ceramics. 

AMACO BrentYellow Electric Potters Wheel with foot pedal

Established in 1919 AMACO is one of the longest-running American manufacturers and innovators of ceramics goods and materials. With their manufacturing facilities based in Indianapolis, IN they manufacture, assemble, sell and warranty their extensive line of products internationally. If you're in the market for glazes, pottery tools, modeling clays, and more give AMACO - Brent a look and see what you can get your hands on. 

During my years of working in clay, making pots and art, I have often had ideas that required working outside of “normal” processes. I found that the available “clay tools” did not serve my ideas well. So, out of necessity I would make a tool, or modify an existing one to suit my needs. These new tools quickly became indispensable and were always the first thing to come out of my toolbox. Naturally, I would show these off at a workshop, and as a result, I found that people were interested in buying them!

It didn’t take long to figure out that I couldn’t make a tool for each person that wanted one. I was going to need a little help, and that is how Mudtools was born. I started with the rib. I had already found a material that performed well and actually got better with use (it is self-polishing.) With the material in mind, I designed six shapes that I think cover a lot of what hand builders and throwers need from a rib. Each rib shape is available in four hardnesses from very soft to very firm. You choose the shape and hardness that suits your clay and your working style.

It is my goal to offer you a tool that has a high-performance quality, is pleasing to the hand and eye, and that you find indispensable.

Dirty Girls Pottery Tools 

CUT THE CRAP - Pottery Tools That Mean Business






Local and Online resources for supplies, materials, tools, and equipment for blacksmithing. As well as videos and reference materials for techniques and processes. 

Centaur Forge - Farrier and Blacksmith Supplies

Steve started Blacksmithing at the age of 8.  His Grandfather grabbed him by the ear and pulled him into the shop. Eight smiths worked for his grandfather, all from Europe, no two from the same country.  Not being able to communicate with each other and trying to uphold their nations honor caused them to work very productively.  Each one thought he was the best and knew the best way to do everything. They competed with each other and Steve learned from them all.  

 In 1954, Steve entered the Navy. Being a smith, they made him an electrician. After the Navy and College, he married and set up a shop for part-time smithing. Immediately he was swamped with work from antique dealers, collectors, etc., and the rest is history.

His son David started at age 5 and now runs the business which has several forges, a 7000+ square foot shop and warehouse, and a gallery of their work. Steve's wife, Shirley & David's wife, Cathy, their children Jonathan and Eli run the office.  Dennis Hunter, employee, and blacksmith for 20 years, assists David in the shop.

Model Making

Hot Wire Foam Factory

Our professional-quality foam cutting tools make cutting EPS foam (polystyrene foam and Styrofoam) fast, fun, and easy. Since 1991 we have been manufacturing hot wire cutters and foam cutting machines. We supply hot wire foam sculpting tools, a Crafter’s Hot Knife, two Pro Hot Knives, and a new Industrial Hot Knife. Our Freehand Router has a shapeable foam cutting hot wire. The foam Engraving tool is perfect for detailing your foam sculpture. You can quickly cut down your big blocks of foam with our 2-4 foot adjustable hot wire Bow Cutter. We offer two versatile Foam Cutting Tables. Our spray on and brush on foam glues are the best on the market. Protect and beautify your foam projects with our versatile foam coatings.