Creative ways to repurpose architectural salvage and mantels

Looking for inspiration for your next creative reuse project?
This month, mantels and architectural salvage are 25% off, making them the perfect materials for your next low-budget, DIY, home-beautification project. Get inspired by these projects we found in the goldmine of upcycling ideas that is Pinterest, and then find all the affordable materials you need at the ‘Lift!

Make your reading nook a little cozier before fall with the addition of an upcycled mantel bookshelf.

With a salvaged wood column and some vintage hardware, create a rustic coat rack for your hall.

Follow these instructions from How to Nest for Less to turn a salvaged mantel into a custom headboard.

This Old House shares step-by-step directions to turn a column into a coat tree!

Already have a #creativereuse project in mind? Come in and shop for your materials while the sale lasts, and then share your project photos with us once you’re done! You can also tag us on social media, and/or use the hashtag #FoundItAtForklift!


Community Forklift aims to turn the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by diverting landfill waste, preserving historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating green jobs. Every dollar you spend in our warehouse helps us lift up local communities through reuse.