Although Stripling Blake is more of a builder's/contractor's outlet than a do-it-yourselfer's store, they take good care of their noncommercial customers, too. One of the best reasons for a so-called "Weekend Warrior" to wander in there is for the drawer pulls and cabinet knobs. Whether you're refurbishing old cabinets or just starting from scratch, Stripling Blake's in-stock selection of hardware is about the most extensive in town. And if you don't like what's there, they have oodles more to choose from that you can special order. You'll wait anywhere from one to several weeks to get them, and prices range from reasonable to totally extravagant. But to possess the perfect drawer pull, no sacrifice is too great. Don't forget to set up a cash account in your name so you'll get 10% off your purchase.
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