65 Rolfe St.
Cranston, RI 02910

"Here we are in the Hardware Department. It's the oldest part of the store.......the one-story part. My father made the shelves along the wall (where the brass hardware is kept) and the circular nail bins in the back, so we know you won't find these anywhere else!

We carry a full selection of lock sets, cabinet & decorative hardware, fasteners, builders' hardware, and more. The hardware department continues into the back of the store where you will find all types of lawn care products, seasonal items such as snow shovels, and nuts, bolts and hardware of every description."

"We have a large hardware inventory, including much that is stored in our basement and "out back" in our warehouse. So if you don't see what you need, don't leave without asking one of our salespeople.....we probably have it! There is a saying in Rhode Island, 'If you can't find it at Durfee's, you won't find it anywhere!'

We also have a few "flea market" tables that we put out in front of the store...some odds and ends that we sell for dirt cheap. This merchandise changes every day, so drop by and check it out."

"If you're wondering whether we provide any old-fashioned hardware store services, I can tell you that I don't think there is anyplace left where you can get a screen or window repaired as quickly as you can at Durfee's. OK, stop here for a second....because right next to Hardware is the Paint Deptartment."


"In our Paint Department we stock True Value paints, including the top-rated E-Z Kare line of interior paints. We also stock Cabot Exterior Stains and Minwax Interior Stains. In addition, you can complete your painting projects with our wide selection of brushes, paint removers and solvents, aerosol paints, wood preservatives & sealers. And I don't want to forget - all sorts of glues and adhesives.

Oh, and did I mention we have a color-matching computer? Hmm. I should have. Can't be without that these days."


"The computer also records your paint selections in case you need to refer back to them in the future. We remember so you don't have to.