Local Hardware Store, Lumber Yard, Tools, & More...in Chicago and Skokie, IL Come see for yourself why so many DIY’ers, professionals, and first-time homeowners have made Crafty Beaver their #1 pick as their Chicago and Skokie hardware store. We specialize in product selection, price, all with a focus on those personal touches. We’re a locally owned and operated business and have been active in the community for years. Crafty Beaver staff are your friends and neighbors. And we believe that supplying you with industry-best products and service is simply the neighborly thing to do! Crafty Beaver is a first-class lawn and garden center, high quality lumber yard, a renowned building supplies store, and your best resource for any plumbing, cleaning, and electrical product on the market. Our in-store inventory is impressive. But what if you don’t find what you’re looking for? We’ve got you covered! Our staff can get it for you ASAP, straight from our warehouse. You won’t pay extra to get it, either, because of our no-cost Ship-to-Store policy. With more than 67,000 warehoused products readily available to us, we can provide virtually anything you need—when you need it—for any home improvement project. Read More On the fence about which product to choose? We’re here for you. It’s that “neighborly” thing, you know! Besides, when we get your personal attention, we figure we owe you ours—especially when our knowledge will make a difference. Which is why Crafty Beaver employees are ready to answer your questions about how you should use the products we offer. Relax! Whether we’re talking with a novice or a pro, we speak your language. Don’t forget we offer other services you’ll appreciate, too. Make sure you check out our special offers. Sure, our everyday prices are tough to beat, but we’re regularly trying to save you money with items for sale or discounted in every department. These are the things that make us more than your basic hardware store. Stop by to visit and we’ll help you put your best foot forward on your next home improvement project.