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A list of local suppliers in the Twin Cities area. Please add your favorites to the list!


ABC Electronics

315 7th Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55401

AEI Electronic Center

6020 Olson Memorial Highway
Golden Valley, MN 55422-4929
Electronics parts and tools, mostly focused on pro audio but with a good selection of general parts. Also an interesting selection of used/surplus equipment.

Midwest Surplus & Electronics (no website)

124 12th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55415
(612) 339-9533 </div>

Surplus and Salvage

Ax-Man Surplus

Four locations in the Twin Cities: St Paul, St Louis Park, Fridley and Crystal.
See their website for addresses and hours.
The grand-daddy of surplus retailers in the Twin Cities.
They carry a huge array of stuff: electronic parts, motors, fans, switches, doll heads, lab glassware, military surplus, fabric, wire, and just about anything else you can think of.
It's great fun to just wander the store as you're sure to find something interesting.

City Salvage - Architectural Salvage & Antiques

505 First Avenue N.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55413-2209

Guilded Salvage

4430 Lyndale Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55412
10am - 6pm T-Sa

U of M Reuse Program Warehouse

Thursdays only, 0800-2000
883 29th Avenue SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Leftovers from various University departments. Mostly furniture, but they sometimes have office and laboratory equipment.

Global Surplus (no website)

Map Link
Open daily (However, hours dictated by daylight it seems, unheated and unlit in the "back warehouse").
1729 North 2nd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55411-3407
(612) 302-9469
A neighbor of Garelick Steel (cited below).
As the review says be prepared to spend hours to find the good stuff.
Amazing diversity high end measuring equipment to sanders and shelving. Interesting electronics, (not components) and linear motion stuff.
Nothing is priced. Apparently, it's all negotiable.

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity - ReStore

New Brighton Location
510 County Rd D West
New Brighton, MN 55112
On the northwest corner of Cty Rd D and 35W
Minneapolis Location
2700 Minnehaha Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Phone for both: (612) 588-3820

Carpentry and Lumber

Some common abbreviations are HERE

Industrial Lumber & Plywood

(Rough Lumber, Sheeting and Millwork}

4100 Washington Ave N
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55412
Phone: (612) 521-4767
toll-free: (800) 292-4118
Usually a good source for Russian Baltic Birch plywood (hardwood core plies, rather than softwood plys from Menards/Home Depot)

Rockler Woodworking

{Tools, Hardware and Supplies}

3 local locations:
Burnsville 2020 W County Rd. 42 Burnsville, MN 55337
Maplewood 1935 Beam Ave Maplewood, MN 55109
Minnetonka 12995 Ridgedale Dr Minnetonka, MN 55305
A Minnesota based national woodworking retail chain. Exotic woods, hand and power woodworking tools, furniture hardware. </div>

Siwek Lumber and Millwork

(Construction/Dimensional Lumber, Finish/Rough Lumber, Sheeting, Millwork and other construction materials)

2536 Marshall Street Northeast
Minneapolis, MN 55418
(612) 781-3333
Family owned lumber yard that's almost always a good deal cheaper than a big box.
Everything from custom millwork to big slabs of oak or maple, tools, and discounted premixed paint goofs.


(Carving Stock, Inlay, Tools, Hardware and Supplies}

9125 Lyndale Avenue South
Bloomington,MN 55420
Phone: (952) 884-3634

Youngblood Lumber

(Rough Lumber, Sheeting and Millwork)

1335 Central Avenue NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Phone: (612) 789-3521 or (800) 933-1335
Fax: (612) 789-9625


River Lake Hardware

3605 East Lake Street Minneapolis, MN 55406-2148 (612) 724-9202
Just a few blocks down on Lake Street from the factory, these folks are very friendly and have an amazing array of tools, bits, and supplies. Open til 7 Mon-Sat and til 5 Sun. Huge selection of dremel bits, and drill bits. This is a *real* neighborhood hardware store.

Frattallone's Ace Hardware

3915 East Lake Street Minneapolis, MN 55406 (612) 238-1100 ‎
A few blocks past River Lake and open later, with a great selection of 1/4" outer bits. A typical nice Ace hardware.


Amble's Machinery & Hardware'

2109 Cedar Avenue S.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404
(612) 332-0300

Discount Steel'

216 27th Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411
More steel and aluminum stock then you can shake a stick at.
Custom fabrication services available, and they've got a great bargain/scrap bin.

Garelick Steel

1900 N 2nd St
Minneapolis, MN 55411-3411

Midwest Steel & Aluminum

9151 International Pkwy
New Hope, MN 55428
Ph# 612-333-6868
Hours 7 - 5

minneapolis oxygen

3842 washington ave n
minneapolis MN
For your metal cutting needs
You can buy online or call and have it cut and waiting.
They have many more profiles then you can see online, call if you need something else.
Price wise, it depends, for some materials the cut cost is more than the material itself, if you don't mind buying 10-20' no problem, but it pays to compare.


A1 Acrylics

8653 Jefferson Hwy
Osseo, MN 55369

Plastics International

7600 Anagram Drive
Eden Prairie MN 55344
Phone: 952-934-2303
In the Cities, have lots of items in stock, nylon, PFTE, HDPE, Delrin, Acrylics

West System Epoxy

100 Patterson Ave.
P.O. Box 665
Bay City, MI 48707-0665
Toll free 866-937-8797 / 989-684-7286
Fax 989-684-1374
Business Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm ET

Hobby Supplies

Hub Hobby

6410 Penn Aveune S.
Richfield, MN 55423
(612) 866-9575
82 Minnesota Avenue
Little Canada, MN 55117-1736
(651) 490-1675
Large selection of model rocketry and radio control supplies (servos!).

Scale Model Supplies

458 Lexington Pkwy.
St. Paul, MN 55104-4609

Computers / Parts


St Louis Park, MN