Divine Home Surplus Discount Center

I’ve been saying for years that Red Fork needs a good hardware store, so you can imagine my excitement when a sign went up a few months ago in the little strip mall behind the QuikTrip on 33rd West Avenue, announcing that a hardware store would be opening soon.

Divine Home Surplus Discount Center, 3324 W. 42nd Place, is not a full-service hardware store. There’s no lumberyard. You can’t buy forty-two different kinds of hinges for antique Hoosier cabinets or seventeen different brands of bandsaws.

You can, however, pick up the sort of ordinary, everyday bits and pieces you need to fix the ordinary, everyday things that break around the house: light fixtures, toilet parts, screwdrivers, and the like. You can buy a new door, or a pair of pliers, or a roll of teflon tape. You can’t be too picky about the brand, but if something breaks, odds are good that you can fix it without having to run all over town or fight the crowds at the big-box stores to do it, and it probably won’t cost you much, because the store — as its name implies — deals primarily in surplus goods.

The owner, an affable man with a quick smile, is friendly and helpful and knows his customers by face, if not by name. (I have been “the Handy Lady” ever since he overheard Ron telling me that I could have an elaborate bathroom fixture only if I was absolutely sure I could figure out how to install it.)

My only real complaint with the business is its limited hours. It’s pretty much a one-man show, and the hours — 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday — reflect that.

Still, having a hardware store a few blocks from the house is a luxury we hadn’t had in a long time, so I’m not complaining too much.

For more information, call Divine Home Surplus at (918) 895-6611 or e-mail divinesurplus@yahoo.com.

Grades:
Product: B
Service: A
Convenience: B-
Value: A
Overall: A-

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~ by redforkhippie on November 20, 2010.

One Response to “Divine Home Surplus Discount Center”

  1. I almost agree with this post except for the “Convenience: B-“.
    If you live over here it should be a A or A+. Just think of the drive to somewhere else.
    And the hours are not bad. Not everyone can have a lot of employees like the big box stores.
    The new Lumber yard at 49th and Southwest Blvd has even worse hours.
    They close at 5:00 pm Monday through Friday and Noon on Saturday.
    If your one minute past 5:00 your out of luck.
    And they have very little hardware.
    So try Divine Home Surplus and you will meet a really nice person with reasonable prices (remember he doesn’t buy by the train load) and he will do his best to find what you need.
    Don’t bitch about his prices (most are great) and go to QT at the other end pay their high prices and not complain.

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