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Save 25% on modern and vintage appliances this weekend!

Posted by on Jan 21, 2022 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items, Things for Sale | 0 comments

Save 25% on modern and vintage appliances this weekend!

This Saturday and Sunday, January 22 & 23, take 25% off appliances, including dishwashers, ranges and cooktops, refrigerators, microwaves, stove hoods, wall ovens, washing machines, and dryers.  The discount includes both modern and vintage items and we offer a 3-week return policy on most Forklift appliances. We also offer 5 days of free storage to give you time to arrange for transportation, if needed!

Please continue to wear a facemask that covers your mouth and nose while in the public spaces at Community Forklift. Thank you! Our warehouse hours are Monday – Sunday, 12 – 5 pm. You can also shop online in the Community Forklift Marketplace!


Community Forklift provides free home repair supplies and other essentials to households with limited resources through our Home Essentials Program. If you or someone you know needs appliances or other supplies but will have difficulty paying for them, please take a look!


Please note: discount does not include appliances from our ALCO consignment partner, water heaters, window air conditioners, other heating and cooling equipment, items listed in our eBay or Chairish stores, or select specialty items. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. Discount may not be combined with other offers.

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Every time you donate or shop at Community Forklift, you’re helping us lift up local communities through reuse.  We turn the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by keeping perfectly good items out of the landfill, preserving historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating local green jobs. 

Storewide discount! Save 25% on modern and vintage January 15 – 17

Posted by on Jan 14, 2022 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, online sales, Sales, Sales & Hot Items, Things for Sale | 0 comments

Storewide discount! Save 25% on modern and vintage January 15 – 17

Save 25% storewide

Visit Community Forklift’s reuse warehouse this Saturday, January 15, through Monday, January 17, and save 25% on modern & vintage furniture, architectural salvage, tile, appliances, kitchen cabinets, lighting, granite counters, tools, hardware, doors, windows, flooring, bathroom fixtures, items in our courtyard, and more.

Please continue to wear a face mask that covers your mouth and nose while in Community Forklift. Thank you! Our warehouse hours are Monday – Sunday, 12 – 5 pm. You can also shop online and choose low-contact pickup through the Community Forklift Marketplace!


Community Forklift provides free home repair supplies and other essentials to households with limited resources through our Home Essentials Program. If you or someone you know needs supplies but will have difficulty paying for them, please take a look!


Please note: discount does not include lumber, bricks and masonry, select specialty items, items listed in our eBay or Chairish stores, or items from our consignment partners such as Treinarncation raw-edge slabs or Alco Appliances. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. Discount may not be combined with other offers.

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Every time you donate or shop at Community Forklift, you’re helping us lift up local communities through reuse.  We turn the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by keeping perfectly good items out of the landfill, preserving historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating local green jobs. 

From chandeliers to sconces, save 25% on modern and vintage lighting!

Posted by on Jan 7, 2022 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items, Things for Sale | 0 comments

From chandeliers to sconces, save 25% on modern and vintage lighting!

This Saturday & Sunday, January 8 & 9, take 25% off the price on hundreds of lights, from modern fixtures to antique chandeliers. The discount includes glass shades and globes, overhead lights, flush-mounted lights, wall sconces, outdoor lighting, fluorescent fixtures, and lamps.

Please continue to wear a face mask that covers your mouth and nose while in the public spaces at Community Forklift. Our warehouse hours are Monday – Sunday, 12 – 5 pm. You can also shop online and choose low-contact pickup through the Community Forklift Marketplace!


Community Forklift provides free home repair supplies and other essentials to households with limited resources through our Home Essentials Program. If you or someone you know needs lighting or other supplies but will have difficulty paying for them, please take a look!


Please note: discount does not include light parts, electrical supplies, select specialty items, items from our consignment partners, or items listed online in our eBay or Chairish shops. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. May not be combined with other discounts or promotions.

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Every time you donate or shop at Community Forklift, you’re helping us lift up local communities through reuse.  We turn the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by keeping perfectly good items out of the landfill, preserving historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating local green jobs. 

Before & After: Creative projects using materials from Community Forklift

Posted by on Jan 4, 2022 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Customer Creations, Green Living, Ideas for Reuse, Ideas for Reuse & Repurposing | 0 comments

Before & After: Creative projects using materials from Community Forklift

What a great project! A Forklift Fan refinished a desk for a client who picked up a $5 chair from our reuse warehouse to go along with it. Not only is the blue and gold leaf finish beautiful, but also you’d never guess that the desk and chair weren’t originally a matched set! Reuse for the win!


Check out this live edge coffee table created using a Treincarnation lumber slab from Community Forklift! The undulating edges of the black locust wood are gorgeous and they contrast so nicely with the angular legs. If you have a narrow or oddly shaped space, creating a custom table using salvaged wood is a great way to get a perfect fit!


Check out this serving tray created by a Forklift Fan! The wood grain is beautiful and it’s a stroke of genius to use upcycled drawer pulls from Community Forklift for handles. Thanks for incorporating salvage into your work and keeping usable materials out of the landfill!


Tango the dog is back, this time supervising an awesome salvaged frame project! “We picked up the framed print from the warehouse for $28, and it was the perfect size to frame our previously bare bathroom mirror. A little paint and voila! So much cheaper and greener than buying a new mirror for our bathroom reno!” Thanks for sharing your creative project and supporting reuse!


A Community Forklift fan used some salvaged office cabinets from our reuse warehouse to DIY a Herman-Miller-inspired Mid Century wall unit. Here’s what they had to say: “I am genetically unable to spend $2k on a piece of furniture so I hacked this together with salvage cabinets and a sawzall-modified closet organizer. Made my own shelves, trimmed all the Ikea brackets to a smaller width/hit with a flap wheel/painted.” It looks awesome! Thanks for finding a new home for those cabinets!


Just in time for cold weather: a cozy fireplace renovation with a salvaged mantel from Community Forklift! The mantel’s new owner says, “I came all the way from Towson, MD to find it. Our house is from the 1940s but didn’t have a real mantle, so I was on the hunt for something that would be original to the time period. I am obsessed with it! It’s perfect.” Thanks for supporting reuse!


RELATED POSTS

December 2021: Salvaged Materials from Community Forklift get a new use
November 2021: Upcycling Projects using Community Forklift materials
October 2021: Projects created with salvage from Community Forklift
September 2021: Upcycling Projects Created with Salvaged Materials
August 2021: Creative Upcycling Projects Using Salvaged Stuff!
July 2021: Creative Upcycling Projects From Forklift Fans
April 2021: 5 Creative Projects Using Community Forklift Materials!
August 2020: Reuse in the Great Outdoors!


Would you like to share a project that you’ve completed using salvaged materials from Community Forklift? Send photos and a short description to outreach@CommunityForklift.org or tag us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter!

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Every time you donate or shop at Community Forklift, you’re helping us lift up local communities through reuse.  We turn the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by keeping perfectly good items out of the landfill, preserving historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating local green jobs. 

Snow Day Surprise!

Posted by on Jan 3, 2022 in Blog, general, News | 0 comments

Forklift Fans! It’s time to cozy in and relax with a cup of hot cocoa because Community Forklift will be closed January 3, 2022 due to the snow.

You can always find any store updates here on our blog, website, or social media pages. You can also call us at 301-985-5180 for store hours or closure information. Happy Snow day!

Save 40% on some beautiful tile January 2 & 3!

Posted by on Jan 1, 2022 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items, Things for Sale | 0 comments

Save 40% on some beautiful tile January 2 & 3!

There are so many beautiful styles of wall and floor tile available in the Community Forklift nonprofit reuse warehouse. Sunday, January 2, and Monday, January 3, take 40% off the marked prices on cement, ceramic, porcelain, stone, terracotta, vinyl, and glass tile!

Please wear a facemask that covers your mouth and nose when visiting Community Forklift. Thank you! Our warehouse hours are Monday – Sunday from 12 to 5 pm. You can also shop online and choose low-contact pickup through the Community Forklift Marketplace!


Community Forklift provides free home repair supplies and other essentials to households with limited resources through our Home Essentials Program. If you or someone you know needs tile or other supplies but will have difficulty paying for them, please take a look!


Please note: tile discount applies only to bundles and boxes of tile, not loose pieces. Discount does not include other types of flooring or furniture, roof tile, wood tile, select specialty items, items listed on eBay or Chairish, or items from our consignment partners. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. Discount may not be combined with other discounts or promotions.

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Every time you donate or shop at Community Forklift, you’re helping us lift up local communities through reuse.  We turn the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by keeping perfectly good items out of the landfill, preserving historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating local green jobs. 

Reuse and save! 25% off storewide discount December 26 & 27

Posted by on Dec 25, 2021 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, online sales, Sales, Sales & Hot Items, Things for Sale | 0 comments

Reuse and save! 25% off storewide discount December 26 & 27

Merry Christmas! Community Forklift is closed on Christmas Day, but we’ll be open for regular hours again on December 26. Visit the reuse warehouse Sunday, December 26, or Monday, December 27, and save 25% on modern & vintage furniture, architectural salvage, tile, appliances, kitchen cabinets, lighting, granite counters, tools, hardware, doors, windows, flooring, bathroom fixtures, items in our courtyard, and more.

Please continue to wear a face mask that covers your mouth and nose while in Community Forklift. Thank you! Our warehouse hours are Monday – Sunday, 12 – 5 pm. You can also shop online and choose low-contact pickup through the Community Forklift Marketplace!


Community Forklift provides free home repair supplies and other essentials to households with limited resources through our Home Essentials Program. If you or someone you know needs supplies but will have difficulty paying for them, please take a look!


Please note: discount does not include lumber, bricks and masonry, select specialty items, items listed in our eBay or Chairish stores, or items from our consignment partners such as Treinarncation raw-edge slabs or Alco Appliances. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. Discount may not be combined with other offers.

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Every time you donate or shop at Community Forklift, you’re helping us lift up local communities through reuse.  We turn the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by keeping perfectly good items out of the landfill, preserving historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating local green jobs. 

Vintage History: Mid Century Paul McCobb Desk

Posted by on Dec 21, 2021 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog | 0 comments

Vintage History: Mid Century Paul McCobb Desk

Note: In our Vintage History blog feature, a Community Forklift pricing team member will tell us about something in the reuse warehouse, with particular attention paid to its style, history, and function.

This gorgeous Mid Century desk sold in the reuse warehouse before we got a chance to list it on our Marketplace or on social media, but we still wanted to share a little of the history and design behind it! A quintessential Mid Century piece by iconic designer Paul McCobb, this desk is a shining example of Mid Century design at its finest. It displays many of the attributes we’ve come to associate with the Atomic Modern style that influences minimalist furniture design to this day.

Paul McCobb was a prolific American designer who was best known for his modern furniture designs. He worked with some of the biggest furniture makers during his lifetime and this desk is from the Planner line that was manufactured by Winchendon Furniture Company. This line of furniture was one of the best-selling furniture lines of the 1950s and was produced from 1949 until 1964.

In modern furniture during this time period, form followed function. The simple design of this desk features clean lines and geometric shapes with little ornamentation. Beautiful tapered legs sit under the center of the drawers and also support the desktop on the opposite side.

Home design of the middle of the 20th century often featured large windows that integrated rooms with the outdoors and brought nature into home interiors. Furniture finishes followed suite with natural wood grains and muted tones. This particular desk has a blond maple finish that appears to be original.

One of the standout design features of this desk are the original knobs designed by McCobb. Sometimes wonderfully called a McCobb knob, this conic style hardware became iconic in Mid Century Atomic Modern furniture design. Sleek and simple, it performs the duties of a furniture knob without overwhelming the design of the desk.

While this particular desk has already sold, you can visit the reuse warehouse to see all of the desks and other furniture currently available. We’re open every day (except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day) from 12 to 5 pm. If you don’t find exactly what you’re looking for, stuff comes and goes every day so check back often!


RELATED POSTS

September 2021: Vintage History: Carved China Cabinet & Sideboard
March 2021: Vintage History: A Beautiful Arts and Crafts Sideboard


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Every time you donate or shop at Community Forklift, you’re helping us lift up local communities through reuse.  We turn the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by keeping perfectly good items out of the landfill, preserving historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating local green jobs.

Save 25% on doors this weekend, December 18 & 19!

Posted by on Dec 17, 2021 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, online sales, Sales, Sales & Hot Items, Things for Sale | 0 comments

Save 25% on doors this weekend, December 18 & 19!

25% off doors December 18 & 19

Take 25% off the marked prices on modern and vintage doors this weekend, December 18 & 19. This includes interior and exterior doors, antique wood panel doors, french doors, oversized doors, bifold doors, louvered doors, security doors, storm doors, screen doors, and doors in frames. We also offer 5 days of free storage after purchase to give you time to arrange for transportation, if needed.

Please wear a face mask that covers your mouth and nose while in the public spaces at Community Forklift. Thank you! Our warehouse hours are Monday – Sunday, 12 – 5 pm. You can also shop online and choose low-contact pickup through the Community Forklift Marketplace!


Community Forklift provides free home repair supplies and other essentials to households with limited resources through our Home Essentials Program. If you or someone you know needs doors or other supplies but will have difficulty paying for them, please take a look!


Please note: discount does not include doors with stained glass, pebbled glass, or other specialty glass, specialty items, items from our consignment partners, or items listed on eBay or Chairish. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. Discount may not be combined with other offers.

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Every time you donate or shop at Community Forklift, you’re helping us lift up local communities through reuse.  We turn the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by keeping perfectly good items out of the landfill, preserving historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating local green jobs. 

Reuse helps raise money for artisans around the world and local neighbors in need

Posted by on Dec 16, 2021 in Blog, Community Giving Programs, Forklifter Profiles, Green Living, Ideas for Reuse, Ideas for Reuse & Repurposing, Non-profit partners, Our Partners | 0 comments

Reuse helps raise money for artisans around the world and local neighbors in need

Community Forklift’s Community Building Blocks Program provides free salvaged materials to nonprofits for projects benefiting the community. One of these nonprofits, Hyattsville Mennonite Church (HMC), repurposed free items from our reuse warehouse to create displays for its annual “Ten Thousand Villages Craft Market & Bake Sale” community event.

HMC staff and committee members used lightweight and salvaged materials to build their displays. “We used various shutters to create display pieces for jewelry, scarves, and other hanging items; we also were able to finally have a good mirror set up that also came from Community Forklift…” shared Jake, who is the Administrative Assistant at HMC. “Finally, we also used a couple of nightstands to create more display height on tables, which worked really well for various food items.”

The community event was a huge success and according to Jake had one of the best sales ever. “Over $12,000 was brought in for Ten Thousand Villages, which helps artisans around the world earn fair wages; around $1,100 was raised through the bake sale, which will go to support the work of the PG Plaza Day Center at University Christian Church on [6800] Adelphi Rd. in Hyattsville.”

The PG Plaza Day Center is a safe space for homeless neighbors and anyone in need. The Day Center offers meals, toiletries, socks, t-shirts, underwear, shower and laundry services, social services support, legal services, and spiritual support. The Day Center is managed by a group of churches who make up the nonprofit organization called Congregations United for Compassion and Empowerment (CUCE). HMC is one of the participating organizations in the CUCE that work together to serve the homeless and those in economic need in the Prince George’s County Hyattsville area.

If you are interested in learning more about CUCE and the PG Plaza Day Center, please visit Congregationsunited.org. If you know of any nonprofit organizations who could benefit from free salvaged materials, visit our website for more information about the program.

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Every time you donate or shop at Community Forklift, you’re helping us lift up local communities through reuse.  We turn the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by keeping perfectly good items out of the landfill, preserving historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating local green jobs.