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Kraftco, Authentic Hardware Store with Hard to Find Items in Little Rock, AR

Updated on July 19, 2014
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Lori has traveled Arkansas from the backwoods to the Capitol. She knows the confusion of multiple road names and designations. Frugal travel

September 13, 2010 Update July 19, 2014

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Old Time Customer Service in Authentic Hardware store

In the city of Little Rock, AR , there are several old fashioned hardware stores. In other words, hardware stores that have been in business over twenty years.

Many of the Mom and Pops, and family run stores, have been bought up by ACE Hardware, and for many, they allow the hardware stores to retain their own-town personality.

There is a feeling of security in knowing, if you need plaster of paris, a dolly, wheel-barrow, a dutch oven, hand pushed lawn mower, space heater, screen, the pull thingy, that hangs from the ceiling fan chains, that you can go into an establishment such as Kraftco, and get real customer service. They even hand write the receipts in triplicate, and stand by their goods and services..

Kraftco Hardware store, on Cantrell Blvd, in Little Rock, AR has been there a long time. It is old-school service, and mostly American made products. The prices may be a little higher, but what you get is in the door, out the door and beyond service and quality.

Another benefit that I find in a place like Kraftco, is that usually the people working there are that they are respectful, and care about the customer and that the sale is satisfactory for both parties.

Unfortunately, there are many younger Americans walking around today, who have never had the pleasure of genuine customer service. Thank you Kraftco for enduring, and for letting me wander around with my camera.

Get Nails - Kraftco Hardware

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Kraftco Nail Scales - Antique IKraftco Nail Scales - Antique IIKraftco - Nail Bins IIMr. John Hill agreed to be my "Model" to show how helpful these guys are. Thank you!still works!Kraftco - Screw-Nails in Antique Scale bowlKraftco - Nail Bins IKraftco - Nameplate Antique ScaleThe front door parallel to Cantrell Roadpipe fittings, brass, pvccan be seen on Cantrell, next to the FunWash, across the street from DamGood Piesput at the end of lights that have a pull chain., or ceiling fan doo hickeys and what-notsgrilling needs in the middle of winter?December, January cannot find a cooler, or ice chest? Kraftco has itGet that grand baby their own John Deere wheel barrel for Christmas.ooh, ooh, here is momma's wish list. One of each of the cast iron, piecescovered cast iron dutch ovens
Kraftco Nail Scales - Antique I
Kraftco Nail Scales - Antique I | Source
Kraftco Nail Scales - Antique II
Kraftco Nail Scales - Antique II | Source
Kraftco - Nail Bins II
Kraftco - Nail Bins II | Source
Mr. John Hill agreed to be my "Model" to show how helpful these guys are. Thank you!
Mr. John Hill agreed to be my "Model" to show how helpful these guys are. Thank you! | Source
still works!
still works! | Source
Kraftco - Screw-Nails in Antique Scale bowl
Kraftco - Screw-Nails in Antique Scale bowl | Source
Kraftco - Nail Bins I
Kraftco - Nail Bins I | Source
Kraftco - Nameplate Antique Scale
Kraftco - Nameplate Antique Scale | Source
The front door parallel to Cantrell Road
The front door parallel to Cantrell Road | Source
pipe fittings, brass, pvc
pipe fittings, brass, pvc | Source
can be seen on Cantrell, next to the FunWash, across the street from DamGood Pies
can be seen on Cantrell, next to the FunWash, across the street from DamGood Pies | Source
put at the end of lights that have a pull chain., or ceiling fan
put at the end of lights that have a pull chain., or ceiling fan | Source
doo hickeys and what-nots
doo hickeys and what-nots | Source
grilling needs in the middle of winter?
grilling needs in the middle of winter? | Source
December, January cannot find a cooler, or ice chest? Kraftco has it
December, January cannot find a cooler, or ice chest? Kraftco has it | Source
Source
Get that grand baby their own John Deere wheel barrel for Christmas.
Get that grand baby their own John Deere wheel barrel for Christmas. | Source
ooh, ooh, here is momma's wish list. One of each of the cast iron, pieces
ooh, ooh, here is momma's wish list. One of each of the cast iron, pieces | Source
covered cast iron dutch ovens
covered cast iron dutch ovens | Source

unique gifts, practical and will be loved, the carry fireplace accessories too.

Kraftco Hardware Store - They probably have it!

"Even if you ain't seen one in twenty year or more..."

Get Nails

Kraftco Hardware store has everything you would need in the "hardware" section, modern and from yesteryear.

They have been in Little Rock for over 50 years. They carry nails by the box, nails by the pound, concrete nails, and wood nails. They have good customer service, like the good ol' days.

Interestingly enough, they carry Dutch Ovens, putty, Air Filters, garden wagons, Hand Trucks, space heaters, the American Flag, chains, grass seed and more...

If you want to take a step back into time with the benefit of modern convenience, you must visit Kraftco. Tell John Hill, I said hello.

Find the best hardware and other stuff

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Kraftco Hardware gps coordinates 34.76827,-92.36000:
6711 Cantrell Rd, Little Rock, AR 72207

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(501)666-5471 - The best and most unique items in a Hardware store!

© 2010 Lori J Latimer

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    • LillyGrillzit profile imageAUTHOR

      Lori J Latimer 

      6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

    • LillyGrillzit profile imageAUTHOR

      Lori J Latimer 

      7 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

      Ooh Ms. Katiem2 I missed this or wrote a thanks and reply to you and it didn't post. Thank you so much for your comments. They cheered me, and made my day. Thanks.

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      katiem2 

      7 years ago from I'm outta here

      I enjoy your ability to make anything interesting. I neither get nails applied or like to pound nails but your seemed to grab my attention and made me wonder if I were missing something. You have a great ability to show us things in their true and useful light. I appreciate your product and hot spots review. Your amazing. thanks and peace :)

    • LillyGrillzit profile imageAUTHOR

      Lori J Latimer 

      7 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

      Thsnk you sweetsusieg. Thanks for the Vote! :0)

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      Sweetsusieg 

      7 years ago from Michigan

      Sounds like the place to go when you feel in need of a bit of pampering! The play on 'other' nails was pretty nifty!

      Voted up useful AND funny

    • LillyGrillzit profile imageAUTHOR

      Lori J Latimer 

      7 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

      Thank you steph, I guess we need to send some Pro Referees in to some of these "mean" places, "Fined for unnecessary roughness!"

      Thanks for stopping by! Have a great night.

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      Stephanie Hicks 

      7 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      You know, I took my 7-year old for her first manicure (along with me) about 6 months ago. They were so rough the pushing back the cuticles that we've never been back. I'm sad that her first experience was so bad. But fortunately, we can wait a few years and go to another salon before she hits middle school....

      Really great hub and its so nice to read about salons like Top Nail! :)

    • LillyGrillzit profile imageAUTHOR

      Lori J Latimer 

      7 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

      Inkwell - Thank you for the visit and your comment made me Smile! I needed that!

      SimoneSmith - With all you have going on, I appreciate the time you take to read and comment! Thanks :0)

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      Simone Haruko Smith 

      7 years ago from San Francisco

      Love the hardware store insert!! Hehee!

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      Inkwell780 

      7 years ago

      First off I like your quip "Their service is Tops" Clever! "Like Las Vegas, what is waxed stays at Top Nail" LOL! I really like your wit and your ability to do promotion articles with which seems to be with ease.

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