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Does anything feel more satisfying than completing a project with your own hands? We don’t think so. We also know that it takes a few helping hands to raise a barn. Even if you’re building your vision, you don’t have to do it alone. Make a trip to Amish Country and find that final inspiration you need to get going. From expert advice to skill-building workshops to construction supplies, our local shops can outfit you with the highest quality items. Customize your vision or just familiarize yourself with the process of becoming a doer and a maker. The work is never done. Let us lend a helping hand. Explore our DIY Day Trip suggestions to make the most of your plans. Stop at any one of these locations or make a day of traveling and touring.
Raby Hardware General Store offers a range of items that will enhance your camping space or homeplace. They offer sporting goods, housewares, cast iron cookware, paints, tools, plumbing, gardening, camping, pet, and RV supplies. It’s a true old-time hardware and has been in business since 1885, making it the nation's oldest continuously family-owned and operated hardware store.The location is convenient to Mohican State Park and western Holmes County.
Lehman’s Hardware has something to offer whether you’re a traditionalist who likes the old-fashioned methods, a non-conformist making your own way on the homestead, or a mainstreamer looking for the tools to make life more enjoyable. The shop features everything from toys to tools to kitchenwares to woodstoves to books. Lehman’s also holds workshops focused on sharing sustainable practices for farming, food, and health. Stop for lunch at the Cast Iron Cafe right in Lehman’s. A trip to Lehman’s always makes the practical a lot more fun.
The Colonial Homestead is home to an impressive collection of antique hand tools for woodworking, blacksmithing, leather work, and other historic hand trades. Imagine the stories these tools could tell. Better still, learn from their legacy of finely crafted antiques, weaponry, and furnishings. Tour a working 1800's era woodshop and gunsmith and take home some inspiration for your next project.
You’ve heard of Amish barn raising, but what about a frolic? In Holmes County, frolics are organized among friends and neighbors to accomplish a big project or task. It could be anything from cleaning up a garden space to constructing a building. Next time you plan a project, call your friends in for a frolic and you won’t have to do it all yourself!
Discover a world of ideas for your home. Keim has been family owned since 1911, and offers a full range of hardware items, as well as custom lumber. Their reclaimed lumber and custom millwork will bring character to any project. Whether you're remodeling or building new, Keim has something for you. Don’t forget to stop into the Carpenter’s Cafe to recharge while you shop at Keim. They offer daily specials, sandwiches, salads, sides, and ice cream.
You can’t build it all yourself. Alpine Cabinets of Holmes County designs and builds custom cabinetry for every room of your home, and uses an array of wood species, styles and finishes. They have been family-owned and operated since 1987. All of their quality cabinetry is handcrafted in Holmes County to meet the customers' specifications. Bring your design ideas and Alpine Cabinets will do the hard work. Amish Country cabinets will add years of use and value to any home reno project.
Erb's Stove Center’s beautiful fireplaces and stoves will keep your family warm all winter long! Their showroom has been designed to feature fireplaces in comfortable settings so you can imagine them in your home. Don’t forget your spring and summer projects. Erb’s also has outdoor living covered with grills, fire pits, and patio furniture. They are passionate about helping you create lasting memories with your family indoors and outdoors. Drop in for inspiration or to complete your next project. Plan your future around the fire.