Here are some local suppliers that people frequently find useful. If you have suggestions for additions, let us know.
392 S. California Avenue Palo Alto, CA
Art supplies, knowledgable staff.
Douglas and Sturgess
730 Bryant St, San Francisco, CA
Sculptural supplies, huge selection of resins and silicon. Incredibly helpful and knowledgable staff.
Palo Alto Hardware
875 Alma Street, Palo Alto, CA
Great staff and close to Stanford.
1781 E Bayshore Road,East Palo Alto, CA
Lumber, household hardware.
505 East Bayshore Road, Redwood City, CA
Metal and some great surplus metal parts
312 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA
Acrylic sheet, all kinds of other supplies
40 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA
Fancy woodworking tools.
1402 Monterey Highway San Jose, CA
Lots of specialty woods.
340 Portage Avenue, Palo Alto, CA
Consumer electronics, computer supplies and electronic components
HSC Electronic Supply
3500 Ryder St, Santa Clara, CA
1555 S. 7th St. San Jose, CA
384 West Caribbean Drive Sunnyvale, CA.