W.S. Jenks & Son

W.S. Jenks & Son Established in 1866, W.S. Jenks is Washington's most complete source for home improvement, tools, hardware, and machinery.
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Welcome to W.S. Jenks & Son, Established in 1866, we are Washington's most complete source for home improvement, tools, hardware, and machinery. With over 100,000 items in stock we can handle ALL of your home improvement needs. We also carry the tools needed to serve those in the woodworking, electronics, and telecommunications industries. Our government service, supply, and logistics department provides the finest in tactical, survival, bomb disposal, and communication products with WORLDWIDE Delivery. (Note: Some items are restricted to government procurement only).

Cultivate the City
01/14/2020

Cultivate the City

Plants, plants, plants! Safe to say we are all stocked up for this Saturday's #indoorgardening class 🌿🌿🌿 #Hypoestes, #Peperomia, #Yucca, #Alocasia, #Ficus, #Monstera, #Sanseveria, #Hawthornia, #Succulents and so much more! What's even better? All class participants will get 10% off any garden related purchases W.S. Jenks & Son H St. Farms
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/indoor-and-container-gardening-101-tickets-81846149035

Have you ever wanted to try woodworking? We have a great offer for you next Saturday the 14th at 8:30 AM. Havewoodwilltu...
12/03/2019
Charcuterie Board Class

Have you ever wanted to try woodworking? We have a great offer for you next Saturday the 14th at 8:30 AM. Havewoodwillturn will be in house hosting a class making charcuterie boards. Not only is this an opportunity for you to design and make your own board out of locally sourced live edge wood, but it's also a GREAT gift idea. Sign up today.

A unique cutting board can be an eye-catching signature accent to a beautiful kitchen. This class will take you from selecting a unique wood slab salvaged from the DMV area, designing, shaping, and finishing your own custom cutting board. You will learn the techniques and skills needed to walk home....

11/15/2019
Coffee w/ Coleman

Thanks to Coffee w/ Coleman and Jason Martin for taking time to ask us about our store and our role in the neighborhood.

W.S. Jenks & Son has been operating in DC since 1866 and has been a staple for homeowners and developers alike. With a large clean space and a helpful staff, it's a must-stop shop for any DC resident.

Address: 910 Bladensburg Rd NE, Washington, DC 20002

Have any questions or would like to see your business featured on Coffee with Coleman then please feel free to reach out!

John Coleman - 202.427.9689 - [email protected]

Join us this Saturday at 10 AM for a table making class. Cost is $300 and you will walk away with your own side table th...
11/04/2019
Make Your Own Side Table

Join us this Saturday at 10 AM for a table making class. Cost is $300 and you will walk away with your own side table that you made from locally sourced live edge wood. Sign up here:

Live edge wood pieces are a guaranteed conversation starter, and your custom side table won't be an exception! Makers will learn wood selection, sanding, leg attaching, and finishing techniques. Instructors will guide students in proper sanding and finishing techniques to complete your own heirloom....

BOO-GO Halloween Paint Sale--originally scheduled from October 17-20, we are now offering this great deal until Hallowee...
10/16/2019

BOO-GO Halloween Paint Sale--originally scheduled from October 17-20, we are now offering this great deal until Halloween at 7pm. We are handing out free paint like it's candy (don't eat it), come down and take advantage of these scary great savings before it's too late.

W.S. Jenks & Son's cover photo
10/16/2019

W.S. Jenks & Son's cover photo

Not saying we are the greatest hardware store in DC, but we are the ONLY one that is home to two urban farms. You read t...
09/06/2019
How D.C.'s Oldest Hardware Store Ended Up Housing Two Cutting-Edge Urban Farms

Not saying we are the greatest hardware store in DC, but we are the ONLY one that is home to two urban farms. You read that right, TWO urban farms.

From a recent Washington City Paper article: '"A store like us, or any retail store, provides the opportunity for someone to come in to pick up merchandise and take it home and be happy with it," Siegel says. "I think there’s still a need for retail stores." It helps that Jenks does a good bit of business with the federal government, according to Siegel. "We’re trying to monetize using a garage now as a farm for Mary," he adds, naming Little Wild Things City Farm founder Mary Ackley. "She's been an incredible addition to what we do."'

Little Wild Things just joined Cultivate The City inside W.S. Jenks & Son in Trinidad.

Welcome to the neighborhood Little Wild Things City Farm!
07/16/2019

Welcome to the neighborhood Little Wild Things City Farm!

Big Green Egg dealer day is live. Come sample a bunch of great food and learn how to operate an egg. We will be here fro...
06/15/2019

Big Green Egg dealer day is live. Come sample a bunch of great food and learn how to operate an egg. We will be here from 11-2 today.

Yesterday, we co-hosted a job fair with H Street Main Street for Project Search, a program that helps train intellectual...
06/07/2019

Yesterday, we co-hosted a job fair with H Street Main Street for Project Search, a program that helps train intellectually disabled students to make them ready for today's job market. The event was a tremendous success for both businesses and the job-seekers. A big thank you to Annie's Ace Hardware - Petworth, Peoples Supply Co., Cultivate the City, Little Wild Things City Farm, The Big Board, The Queen Vic, Dr. Granville Moore's, Chupacabra Latin Kitchen & Taqueria, Metro Mutts, Spot On Training, and Solid State Books for participating. This was a community-driven, grassroots event that could not have been possible without the willingness of these other businesses to take time to interview these talented kids. If you want to know more about Project Search please visit https://www.projectsearch.us/

iMow, do you?
05/23/2019

iMow, do you?

Join us Saturday April, 27 at 11 am for a demonstration on how/why to use Defy stains over any other brand. Defy is the ...
04/22/2019
Defy Wood Stain Event

Join us Saturday April, 27 at 11 am for a demonstration on how/why to use Defy stains over any other brand. Defy is the top name in semi-transparent exterior woods stains and we are the only dealer in Washington DC. For anyone who signs up for the 30-minute clinic and shows up will receive 10 percent off every gallon of Defy Stain they purchase. Offer ends May 2.

Sign up below.

On Saturday, April 27 at 11 am we will have our rep from Defy Wood Stain in the house for a short demo/q&a on how to use their product and why to use their product. Anyone who signs up for the class will receive 10 percent off on any gallon of Defy they buy. Offer extends until May 2.

04/19/2019

We will be closed Easter Sunday.

Officially an Authorized Big Green Egg Dealer. Come get your Big Green Easter Egg today.
04/18/2019

Officially an Authorized Big Green Egg Dealer. Come get your Big Green Easter Egg today.

Imagine a world without mosquitoes... OK maybe an entire world is unattainable, but how about a 15'x15' zone in your bac...
04/11/2019
W. S. Jenks & Son: Product Description

Imagine a world without mosquitoes... OK maybe an entire world is unattainable, but how about a 15'x15' zone in your backyard free of mosquitoes? How about free shipping (DC addresses only) on a product that gives you a 15'x15' zone of protection from mosquitoes. Thermacell Outdoors are the best mosquito repellents on the market. Orders your with free shipping today only.

Portable mosquito repeller. No odor, no spray, no lotion, and no DEET. Powered by a butane cartridge that heats a chemically treated repellent mat creating an invisible, odorless mosquito cell of protection. Covers an area of up to 15-feet in diameter. Great for hunting, fishing, camping, spectator....

Good people of Washington DC with green thumbs. On Sunday, while Cultivate the City is having their annual seed swap on ...
04/09/2019

Good people of Washington DC with green thumbs. On Sunday, while Cultivate the City is having their annual seed swap on the roof, we will also have a representative DC Water to talk about the benefits of using locally-sourced Bloom Soil Conditioner. Come by at noon on Sunday for both events.

APRIL SHOWERS bring May Flowers, but only if you take advantage of our April Rain Sales happening all month long. Anytim...
04/05/2019

APRIL SHOWERS bring May Flowers, but only if you take advantage of our April Rain Sales happening all month long. Anytime this month when rain is falling from the sky we are offering $3 off propane tank exchanges, $1 off bags of Leafgro and $2 off bags of Bloom (max 5 bags per transaction). The sales only apply if you use the code, "rain sale" at the counter. There will also be a few mystery items on sale every time it is raining, but you have to ask at the paint counter to find out what the items are.

Check out our upcoming sales and event page on our website. We have some great classes and sales coming up, including ou...
04/03/2019
Promotions and Events | W. S. Jenks & Son

Check out our upcoming sales and event page on our website. We have some great classes and sales coming up, including our annual Pratt & Lambert Paints sale, a rat and mouse class, and how to stain your deck using DEFY Wood Stain.

Roof Top Garden Hours: Monday: Closed Tuesday - Friday:  9:00 AM – 7:00 pm Saturday:  9:00 am – 5:00 pm Sunday:  Noon – 5:00 pm

Meet Vincent Williams. Vincent has worked for us for almost 1 year, he came to us last Spring by way of Project SEARCH D...
04/01/2019

Meet Vincent Williams. Vincent has worked for us for almost 1 year, he came to us last Spring by way of Project SEARCH DC, a program that helps train students with intellectual and developmental disabilities find competitive employment. We interviewed and hired Vincent to be a stock clerk. He has since shown that he has too diverse of a skill set to be locked down in any singular capacity. While he still stocks shelves, he also manages a register when we need additional help checking people out, he helps customers solve basic hardware problems, and is always looking for new ways to increase his role with us. His willingness to learn, dedication to his work, and professional attitude are all things he learned from Project SEARCH.

We are looking for other local businesses to participate in a job fair for students from Project SEARCH who are currently seeking employment. As most businesses can attest to, it is difficult to find loyal and quality talent, and that’s why we are hosting a job fair for Project SEARCH to get the students in front of potential employers.

We are currently gauging preliminary interest from local businesses wanting to participate in the job fair. With a finalized date to be sent out in the near future. These are talented kids who deserve an opportunity to find meaningful employment, on top of that—Vincent is not an outlier, anyone who comes through this program has the skill set to be a productive addition to any team. If you are a DC area business and are interested, please respond to [email protected] by Friday April, 5, 2019.

The birds are back from their Florida vacation and are here just in time for the first real spring weekend this year. St...
03/29/2019

The birds are back from their Florida vacation and are here just in time for the first real spring weekend this year. Stock up on bird food this weekend.

Come by and check out the green houses on the roof this weekend. Spring is here and garden season is in full bloom.
03/28/2019

Come by and check out the green houses on the roof this weekend. Spring is here and garden season is in full bloom.

The best thing about SawStop is you keep all your fingers. The second best thing about SawStop is this promo. Buy a new ...
03/27/2019

The best thing about SawStop is you keep all your fingers. The second best thing about SawStop is this promo. Buy a new 3.0 HP or 1.75 HP Professional Cabinet Saw before April 30 and get a free overarm dust collection or a free integrated mobile base. Call today to purchase.

#tbt Hard to believe it’s been 33 years since we left Chinatown. A lot has changed in this city since then. Proud to sti...
02/28/2019

#tbt Hard to believe it’s been 33 years since we left Chinatown. A lot has changed in this city since then.

Proud to still be around after all these years.

2 great sessions yesterday for our table making class. What board do you like best? If you’re interested in taking a sim...
02/17/2019

2 great sessions yesterday for our table making class. What board do you like best? If you’re interested in taking a similar class sign up for our mailing list by emailing [email protected]

Time is running out. Sign up today for next Saturday's (16th) class to make your own side/coffee table. Great value at $...
02/07/2019

Time is running out. Sign up today for next Saturday's (16th) class to make your own side/coffee table. Great value at $200 to walk away with a beautiful new table made of reclaimed wood from Havewoodwillturn. Two class offerings, the first is at 9 AM and the second at 2 PM.

First session sign up here: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=8qut4fxab&oeidk=a07eg1jfwnm66a999ed

Second session here: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=8qut4fxab&oeidk=a07eg1jfwnm66a999ed

01/11/2019

Random musings about customer mentality in advance of/during a snowstorm from your local hardware store. Customer A, also known as the customer who preps at least 24 hours in advance of the storm, walks into the store and is very particular about what they want. "Do you actually have one with a bent handle, I am looking more for something that style. And I only take ice melt in 25 lbs bags. Anything more or less and I will not purchase it." Customer B, also comes in before the storm hits, but only with a few hours to spare, still somewhat particular, but less so than customer A. "That shovel looks good enough, and I will take whatever ice melt you have, but only if it’s pet friendly." Then there is Customer C, everybody loves Customer C. Customer C comes in as the snow is already accumulating and prep is no longer possible, it’s pure reactionary shopping. “You haven no more shovels?!?! What about garden trowels, do you have garden trowels??? I will take whatever you have. The apocalypse is here and I can’t fight this with just my bare hands, I will take anything that can be used to push or melt the snow. Please help me!!!!”

With this weekend’s possibility for snow, whether you are customer A,B,C we got you covered 😉

For the professional, hobbyist, or novice, Havewoodwillturn's selection of beautiful wood slabs in our store are perfect...
01/09/2019

For the professional, hobbyist, or novice, Havewoodwillturn's selection of beautiful wood slabs in our store are perfect for your next project.

01/09/2019

Starting this week, our Sunday hours will be from 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM. See you then!

W.S. Jenks & Son
01/08/2019

W.S. Jenks & Son

W.S. Jenks & Son
12/21/2018

W.S. Jenks & Son

12/18/2018

HOLIDAY HOURS:
Closed Monday the 24th
Closed Tuesday the 25th
Open Wednesday the 26th 9-5
Open 9-3 Monday December 31
Closed January 1

On Saturday, we had a class and the participants got a little board. 😂 😂 😂 Special thanks to Havewoodwillturn for provid...
12/12/2018

On Saturday, we had a class and the participants got a little board. 😂 😂 😂

Special thanks to Havewoodwillturn for providing the wood and expertise. To learn more about our classes check out our website. WSJenks.com

Last night, Longtime Jenks owner Victor Siegel passed away at age 96. After returning home from World War II, he bought ...
12/08/2018

Last night, Longtime Jenks owner Victor Siegel passed away at age 96. After returning home from World War II, he bought the company from Helen Jenks and remained at the helm until 1987 when he sold it to his two sons. He stayed with the company as an unpaid intern until age 89. There is no better written record of his tenure at Jenks than this 1976 article from the Washington Star.

12/08/2018

Charcuterie board making class today. Thanks to all those who participated with us and Havewoodwillturn

BLACK FRIDAY/SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY SALES: 10 PERCENT OFF ALL IN-STORE ITEMS FOR REWARDS CUSTOMERS (SOME RESTRICTIONS D...
11/23/2018

BLACK FRIDAY/SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY SALES: 10 PERCENT OFF ALL IN-STORE ITEMS FOR REWARDS CUSTOMERS (SOME RESTRICTIONS DO APPLY).

Buy any DEWALT 20volt tool and get an extra battery for free. 20 percent off all 20volt batteries today and tomorrow.

Black Friday/Small Business Saturday Sale. 40 percent off DEWALT 20 volt batteries. 25 percent off all remaining 18 volt...
11/20/2018

Black Friday/Small Business Saturday Sale. 40 percent off DEWALT 20 volt batteries. 25 percent off all remaining 18 volt stock tools.

Just in time for grilling season 😂 😂 😂. Better late than never, we are now exchanging propane tanks.
11/12/2018

Just in time for grilling season 😂 😂 😂. Better late than never, we are now exchanging propane tanks.

SAWZALL SALE: Show us one person who doesn't want a Sawzall and we will show you an untruthful person. Good news for all...
10/03/2018

SAWZALL SALE: Show us one person who doesn't want a Sawzall and we will show you an untruthful person. Good news for all of you, this Saturday, all day, we are having a sale on Sawzalls. Big savings on 12A, 15A, and battery operated Sawzalls. Rep from Milwaukee Tool will be in story from 11-2 to answer any of your questions.

Do you hate rats?What about roaches?If the answer is yes, then come see us this Saturday, anytime between 11-2 because w...
10/02/2018

Do you hate rats?
What about roaches?

If the answer is yes, then come see us this Saturday, anytime between 11-2 because we will have a sales rep from our top selling brand of pest control, P.F. Harris on hand to answer your questions about addressing any pest issues you are having.

Thinking about painting soon? Come by this Saturday from 11-2 to talk colors and products with Sherwin-Williams rep Mike...
10/01/2018

Thinking about painting soon? Come by this Saturday from 11-2 to talk colors and products with Sherwin-Williams rep Mike Smith. We are also having a paint sale. $10 off select gallons, $5 off all other gallons.

Sale: All day October 6. Big savings on lawn furniture, grills, coolers, clothing and apparel, power tools and more. Plu...
09/28/2018

Sale: All day October 6. Big savings on lawn furniture, grills, coolers, clothing and apparel, power tools and more. Plus pest control experts to tell you what products and techniques are best for eliminating unwanted (non-human) house guests.

FALL SALE: Join us on October 6th for a closeout sale on seasons items (grills, coolers, lawn furniture, gardening needs...
09/25/2018

FALL SALE: Join us on October 6th for a closeout sale on seasons items (grills, coolers, lawn furniture, gardening needs etc). We will have sale specials on power tools and paints as well and dealer reps from @MilwaukeeTool, @SherwinWilliams, and P.F. Harris will be here to answer questions on power tools, paint, and pest control.

All rewards customers who make a purchase with us on Saturday October 6th are automatically entered to win 2 Washington Redskins tickets for their game against the Texans on November 18. Other raffle prizes include a 20oz YETI tumbler, and a $50 Jenks gift card.

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Address

910 Bladensburg Rd NE
Washington D.C., DC
20002

Opening Hours

Monday 07:30 - 19:00
Tuesday 07:30 - 19:00
Wednesday 07:30 - 19:00
Thursday 07:30 - 19:00
Friday 07:30 - 19:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 12:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(202) 529-6020

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