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Midweek Flash Sale – 50% Off Windows!

Posted by on Sep 19, 2017 in Billboard, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales | 0 comments

Midweek Flash Sale – 50% Off Windows!

This Wednesday and Thursday, September 20 and 21, 2017, take 50% off windows and window sashes! 

This includes modern and vintage salvaged and surplus windows and window sashes, including windows with wavy glass.

This flash sale does not include certain select specialty items, window trim, items with missing or damaged price tags, or items from our consignment partner, Salvage Arts.

Cliff Wright, of Wright Way Construction, often finds great deals on windows at the ‘Lift.

If you can’t make it out to see us, visit our eBay and Etsy stores for some great finds!

Weekend Flash Sale – 40% Off Appliances!

Posted by on Sep 15, 2017 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales | 0 comments

Weekend Flash Sale – 40% Off Appliances!

This Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 16 & 17, 2017,

kitchen and laundry

appliances are 40% off

The sale includes modern AND vintage appliances including washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, stoves, ovens, fridges, and microwaves with blue or orange tags.  We usually have a variety of basic, high-end, and even some commercial appliances.

This sale does NOT include water heaters, window air conditioners, other heating and cooling equipment, items listed on eBay, appliances from our ALCO consignment partner, select specialty items, or items with missing or damaged price tags. May not be combined with other sales.

Although most items in our warehouse are sold as-is, we do offer a 3-week return policy on our appliances (just hang on to your receipt).

Please note:  you must load your own purchases

Community Forklift staffers and volunteers are not able to help load items into your vehicle.  However, after you have purchased your item(s), we do offer one week of free storage for appliances. This will give you time to round up friends or hire folks to help you, to borrow or rent a truck, etc.

Row of Appliances by Lilia - compressed

Remember, if you can’t make it out to see us, you can also visit our eBay and Etsy stores for some great finds. Proceeds support our work to lift up DC-area communities through reuse.

Midweek Flash Sale – 50% Off Furniture!

Posted by on Sep 12, 2017 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales | 0 comments

Midweek Flash Sale – 50% Off Furniture!

This Wednesday and Thursday, September 13 and 14, take 50% off furniture (both vintage and modern)!

We have lots in stock including tables, chairs, dressers, desks, bookshelves, and much more.  Sale does not include built-in shelving or cabinetry, kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanities, mantels, wall art or other home decor, items from our consignment partners, select specialty items such as clawfoot tub couches, or items with missing or damaged price tags.

Check out this GORGEOUS brass, Lucite and glass dining table! There is some minor damage to the corners that can be repaired for about $150. It’s a steal at the sale price of $225!

If you can’t make it out to see us, visit our eBay and Etsy stores for some great finds!

Weekend Tile Sale!

Posted by on Sep 9, 2017 in Blog, Community Happenings, Community Happenings, Events, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Gardening, general, Green Living, News, Non-profit partners, Our Partners, Sales, Workshops | 0 comments

Weekend Tile Sale!

On September 9th & 10th, 

tile is 25% off

Sale includes ceramic, porcelain, & terra cotta tile. 

Please note: Some exclusions apply. Sale does not include loose (unbundled) tile; boxes and bundles that have been ripped open; stone or glass tile; select specialty items; carpet, wood, or other types of flooring. Flash sales do not include white tag items, items from our consignment partners, or online items.  Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold.  May not be combined with other sales.

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If you visit us on Saturday,

you should also see the Green Expo & Electric Car Show, just a few minutes away!

 

 

Stop by the Forklift’s display to say hi to our Community Builders, then check out all the other cool exhibitors!  The Hyattsville Horticultural Society will be selling gardening pamphlets as well as gently-used gardening and nature books, tools, flower pots, planters, flower frogs, and more from their members.  Here’s your chance to ask local garden celebrity Miss Floribunda and others for horticultural advice.

Other vendors include Arrow Bicycle, Big Bad Woof, Calvert Brewing, Capital Area Native Plants Group (offering native plants for fall planting), Chesapeake Natives (pollinator info), local children’s book author & song writer Richard Morris, Robert Harper Books, Sierra Club, Tanglewood Works, Vigilante Coffee, Yasmin’s Jewelry, yogis, the Honey’s Empanadas and Healthy Fool food trucks, Prince George’s County Department of the Environment, and more than a dozen electric vehicle owners (all showing off their rides and the advantages of going gas-free).  Local talent will perform throughout the day.

Get all the details at;  https://sites.google.com/site/hyattsvilleenvironment/green-expo-9-9-2017.

Get inspired by the winners of the 2016 National Reuse Contest!

Posted by on Sep 7, 2017 in Billboard, Blog, Customer Creations, Green Living, Ideas for Reuse, Ideas for Reuse & Repurposing, News | 0 comments

Get inspired by the winners of the 2016 National Reuse Contest!

Every year, Community Forklift joins reuse centers across the country to participate in The ReUse People Of America’s National Reuse Contest. Any member of the public can enter by submitting their project to their local participating reuse store (that’s us!) for a chance to win awesome prizes.  Judges at each reuse center select the most impressive projects, awarding gift cards and bragging rights for first, second, and third place winners in each category. Those local winners are then submitted to the ReUse People to compete at the national level. The national winners in each category receive gift cards redeemable for merchandise at their sponsoring store — $1000, $500 or $250 for first, second and third place, respectively.

The most exciting part of all of this is that Forklift Fans just keep winning!

We’re excited to announce that in 2016, two separate Fans placed nationally: Congratulations to both Kerry and Terence!

1st Place Winner; Arts & Furniture
Tinker’s New Home
Kerry Gantt

The story: “In June, while walking the dogs in the neighborhood, my wife and I found a bird—a little green and yellow parakeet that was on his own.  We caught him, took him home and tried to find his family.  Then we tried to find him a home.  Then, gradually, we realized he was going to stay.  I have never wanted a bird; the idea of captive birds makes me sad.  But he wouldn’t survive long out in the world, and we felt responsible for him.  We grew fond of him.  We named him Tinker.

Through summer and into fall, Tinker lived in a green and white plastic cage borrowed from a neighbor.  As grateful as we were for the loan, we were not fans of the cage.  It filled the living room with its pet-store plainness.  So I started to think about what I might be able to do to give Tinker a warmer, roomier home.  I researched online and found all kinds of grandiose projects, but our house is small so size was the primary constraint.  I finally decided on an audio tower—the right width and depth for the available space, nice and tall.  It took about three weeks of focused searching to find it.  $50 on Craigslist.  A little banged up, but just what I was looking for.”

Utilizing both salvaged and new materials, Kerry gave the cabinet a full makeover, turning it into Tinker’s new home. Her redone cabinet includes a large, open living area for Tinker, two  cabinets (one for his food and supplies and a larger one below for storage),  dark mesh that blends into the wood frame and the room,  a grate floor with a shelf below to hold newspaper, a hinged door in the back through which to clean out that newspaper, a hand-sized door on each side for delivering food and treats and light cleaning, a large door in the back, and a lighted ceiling with a dimmer switch. “It’s bigger than where he was living and it fits into our house in a more aesthetically pleasing way.”

Reused materials: “I found lumber and trim in various dimensions, many feet of shelf standards and some tracking that would be perfect for covering the sharp edges of the wire mesh and supporting the newspaper shelf, a piano hinge that was long enough for all the non-cabinet doors, casters so it would be easier to move, eye bolts, non-slip cork pads and reclaimed tin roof tiles that would make beautiful cabinet door inserts.”

3rd Place Winner; Arts & Furniture
Kitchen Prep Table
Terence Chang

The story: “The project began with our plan to move to an apartment with a small kitchen and limited counter space. Looking for a project and noticing the pricey-ness of store-bought tables, I decided to make my own. I designed the piece to fit snugly next to the fridge in the tiny kitchen [this goal eventually changed when they moved partway through the process]. The hope was to create working space for cooking (hopefully with lighting), add additional storage space, and add some character. This was done in January 2016 during the blizzard. I started by dumpster diving in Mt. Pleasant neighborhood in DC. A 90 year old home under renovation rendered the primary materials for the table. I pulled out old gas pipe, beautiful old dimensional pine lumber, and a few 4×6 pine pieces.”

Adding a number of new materials to his inventory (wood stain, screws, chalkboard paint, LED lights, and hooks), Terence created his own fully functional kitchen prep table. “The overall functionality fits our needs very well. You can see the storage of pots, pans, knives on magnet, hanging fruit hook, radio/mp3, homebrew equipment, scale and plants. It is our prep station, breakfast bar and coffee station. It is the command center for all the time and love we give to each other through food and drink.”

Reused materials: Wood for the table top and upper shelves (the lower shelves were from personal supply), and the gas pipe.

 

You can see their full stories and all of our past winners on our Reuse Contest page.

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Are YOU interested in entering this year’s contest?

If you completed a project in 2017 that utilizes reused building materials, you’re eligible to do so! You find the contest rules on our submission form: https://podio.com/webforms/17994227/1209033

For more info, visit TRP’s official contest site: http://thereusepeople.org/reusecontest

 

 

Now Hiring!

Posted by on Sep 6, 2017 in Billboard, Blog, Community Giving Programs, general, Green Jobs and Job Creation, News, Non-profit partners, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Now Hiring!

Ever thought about working at your favorite reuse warehouse?

We’ve got several positions available at the moment.  Please visit our website for details.

 

Midweek Flash Sale – Sinks!

Posted by on Sep 5, 2017 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales | 0 comments

Midweek Flash Sale – Sinks!

40% OFF SINKS AND VANITIES

This Wednesday and Thursday, September 6 and 7, 2017, take 40% off the orange and blue tags on bathroom vanities and bathroom, kitchen and utility sinks, both modern and vintage.

Sale does not include farmhouse-style sinks, sink sets with matching toilets, kitchen sinks that are part of cabinet sets, other plumbing parts, or other types of furniture, certain specialty items, items with missing or damaged price tags, or items from our Salvage Arts consignment partner.

Remember, if you can’t make it in to see us, visit our eBay and Etsy stores for some great finds.

Weekend Flash Sale – 25% Off Storewide

Posted by on Sep 1, 2017 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales | 0 comments

Weekend Flash Sale – 25% Off Storewide

To celebrate the Labor Day holiday, we’re having a storewide sale!

This weekend, September 2 – 4, 2017, take 25% off all blue and orange tags!

We’re open from 9am- 6pm all weekend (including Monday) and almost everything in the warehouse is on sale…

Take 25% off modern AND vintage items, including tile, furniture, appliances, windows, shutters, doors, mantels, sinks, light fixtures, architectural salvage, and much, much more!

Sale does not include lumber, masonry, select specialty items, items sold online, or items from our consignment partners.  Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold.  May not be combined with other sales.  

Mystery Salvage Sale Reveal

Posted by on Sep 1, 2017 in Blog, Community Happenings, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Forklift First Friday, Sales | 0 comments

Mystery Salvage Sale Reveal

Each month this summer, we’ve been bringing you special salvage sales during our Forklift First Friday parties.

Tonight is our final one of 2017, so you don’t want to miss out!

From 6pm – 8pm on Friday, September 1st 

SAVE 25% STOREWIDE

Join us for the party and do some shopping, because almost everything in the warehouse is on sale! Take 25% off modern AND vintage items, including tile, furniture, appliances, windows, shutters, doors, mantels, sinks, light fixtures, architectural salvage, and much, much more!

Sale does not include lumber, masonry, select specialty items, items sold online, or items from our consignment partners.  Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold.  May not be combined with other sales.  

 

PLUS…OUR SEPTEMBER SALE JUST STARTED!

Save 30% off lighting all month long! Sale includes chandeliers, flush-mounted lights, wall sconces, patio lights, lamps, and fluorescent fixtures from every era!

Sale does not include select specialty items, ceiling fans without lights, other light parts or electrical supplies.  

 

And remember: if you can’t make it out to see us, you can also visit our eBay and Etsy stores for some great finds.