Rockler Woodworking and Hardware opened a few weeks ago in Moorestown NJ, in the East Gate Square shopping center located next to the Moorestown Mall.
Rockler is a unique store for South Jersey being 100% focused on woodworking and related tools, supplies and accessories.
If you enjoy woodworking and are anywhere within the Philadelphia metro area, I bet you’ll find a drive to Moorestown to be a worthwhile trip. Plus there are so many other interesting places and restaurants to see in the area. Not to mention Top Golf is close by!
The specific address for Rockler is 1165 Nixon Drive, Moorestown NJ.
They are in the same building as Old Navy, and have taken over the retail unit which was previously Shoe Carnival.
Grand Opening Celebration July 16th 2022
Now that early jitters are worked out and the employees know the systems, Rockler is celebrating the full Grand Opening on Saturday July 16th.
Opening at 9am the first 100 customers will receive a give-away bag ($20 value)
All day long representatives from Nova Tools will be on hand. 10% off in-stock Nova, 10% off in-stock Bora and Fisch
Plus Giveaways! Enter in store!
Looking at their site it looks like they are having a series of Saturday Grand Opening events with different vendors, discounts and give-aways each week! Check the Moorestown Event page for the latest!
Rockler Woodworking and Hardware – A Woodworking Toy Store
I visited Rockler a few weeks ago and was amazed at how much product was available to support woodworking. I’ve done my share of construction projects at home, but it was clear there are many who take their wood projects many levels above my skills!
But that’s ok because quickly realized they have something for every level of skill including an impressive learning center!
For products the core categories come down to (presented are just examples in each category)
- Hardware: Hinges, Slides, Screws, Cabinet, Kitchen, Fasteners
- Workshop: Shelving, Organizing, Benches/Saw Horses, Safety, Dust Collection, Lighting
- Finishing: Sanding, Restoration, Epoxy/Resin, Adhesives, Finishing
- Wood: Lumber (Domestic and Exotic), Rods, Veneers, Wood Turning
- Power Tools: Saws (Band, Miter, Table, Circular and more), Drills, Sanders, Lasers, Routers
- Hand Tools: Clamps, saws, chisels, hammers, screwdrivers…
And for those wanting to jump into woodworking they have project kits to build amazing things that are sure to impress friends and family. Well honestly, all levels crafts-persons will find something to challenge them!
A REALLY cool aspect of the Rockler store is they have a learning center within the store.
Fully loaded up with all of the latest woodworking tech… it’s an industrial arts class of the future!
The room is in the back corner and separated from the room with glass panels.. people can see in buy you are free to make as much noise as possible!
Classes can be signed up at Rockler/classes
A Family Business Then And Now
Rockler is a family owned business with over 37 locations across the country.
They were founded in 1954 by Norman Rockler in Minneapolis with the goal to become the woodworkers’ go-to resource for everything needed to complete a project.
They have grown into a nationwide chain of stores and have an even further reach with their mail-order catalog and internet sales.
While they have adapted to the latest technology products in the woodworking space, they have stayed true to their roots.. with many of the same vendors as decades ago, and sticking with the core business focus.
Today the founder’s daughter Ann Jackson, is the Executive Chairman of Rockler.
Links and Locations
Rockler Woodworking and Hardware
1165 Nixon Drive
Moorestown NJ, 08057