There is some time in the recent past that every neighborhood had its own hardware store, and this is that location for Palo Alto. It still has the old-time feel, and a great stock of all things you'd need for any project -- nuts and bolts, and tools. Get duplicate keys made! Find all the latest doodads for your upcoming home improvement project. Chew the fat with other builders and do-it-yourselfers. Hardware is where it's at! If you aren't comfortable around sharp blades and things that can poke you eye out, you might want to pick up a pair of safety goggles first, but browse just the same.