Hardware stores in Potsdam deal in household general hardware including: fasteners, hand tools, power tools, keys, locks, hinges, chains, plumbing supplies, electrical supplies, cleaning products, house wares, tools, utensils, paint, and lawn and garden products. These stores sell the products directly to the customers for their personal or business needs. Many hardware stores have special departments for hunting and fishing supplies, plants and nursery products, marine and boating supplies, pet food and supplies, farm and ranch supplies including animal feed, swimming pool chemicals, home-brewing supplies and canning supplies. Such departments are included in a hardware store, depending on the local demand. Larger hardware stores in Potsdam may sell small amounts of building supplies including lumber, flooring, roofing materials and fencing. Home Centers or Lumberyards are the hardware stores that sell everything needed to build a house.