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August Sales

Posted by on Jul 31, 2018 in Antiques & Vintage, Billboard, Blog, Monthly Sales, News, Sales | 0 comments

August Sales

Throughout the month of August 2018 – take

25% Off Mantles and Architectural Salvage

This sale includes columns, mantels and mantel parts, vintage exterior doors, vintage windows, vintage iron fencing, vintage stair parts, and corbels.

Please note: This sale does not include lumber, interior doors, select specialty items, items from our consignment partners, or items listed online. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. Monthly sales may not be combined with other sales or promotions.

Plus, find new, everyday prices at Forklift!

This month, we’re rolling out a new everyday pricing scheme on chairs and vintage window sashes. Most individual chairs (i.e. not part of a set) will now be priced at $5. Vintage window sashes (including those with wavy glass) that are less than 15 square feet will now be priced at only $10!

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Can’t make it to the warehouse?
Our online stores are always open!

Our online sales team always has an eye out for antique and specialty items to list in our eBay, Etsy, and Chairish shops. Find unique vintage items: from hardware and lighting to knick-knacks and gifts.

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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.

Weekend sales – and a new low price on vintage window sashes!

Posted by on Jul 27, 2018 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, News, Sales | 0 comments

This Saturday & Sunday, July 28 & 29, 2018,

take 50% off lighting & furniture under $300

Take half off the marked price on modern and vintage tables, chairs, dressers, desks, bookshelves, and more!  Sale does not include built-in shelving or cabinetry, kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanities, mantels, wall art or other home decor, or items priced at over $300.

Take half off the blue and orange price tags on overhead lights, flush-mounted lights, wall sconces, patio lights, and lamps from every era!  Sale does not include ceiling fans with or without lights, items priced at over $300, or other light parts or electrical supplies.

Please note: Flash sales do not include select specialty items, items from our consignment partners, or items listed online. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. Flash sales may not be combined with other sales or promotions.

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Plus…we’ve slashed our prices on vintage window sashes!

Don’t miss our new everyday price on vintage wavy glass window sashes.
Most vintage sashes (those under 15 square feet) are now only $10! We expect them to move fast, so hurry in to hunt through our collection before all the funkiest ones get bought up!

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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.

Hyattsville’s Girl Scouts are fighting food insecurity

Posted by on Jul 26, 2018 in Blog, Community Giving Programs, Community Happenings, Customer Creations, News, What others are saying | 0 comments

Hyattsville’s Girl Scouts are fighting food insecurity

Hi Forklift Fans!

Do you remember hearing about the Hyattsville Girl Scouts who were building a little free pantry using Community Forklift materials? We have an exciting update to share!

On Sunday, July 22, Girl Scout Troop 6899 opened their “Blessing Box” – a cabinet stocked with nonperishable food items for folks to take what they need, and leave what they can.

They were inspired by the little free libraries that have been popping up all over town, and adapted the idea to help fight food insecurity. Anyone in need can stop by the Little Free Pantry and find items like macaroni and cheese, canned soup, rice, and toilet paper.

In the early stages of the project, Troop 6899 reached out to Forklift and applied for a Community Building Blocks grant to cover the cost of the materials they’d need to build the pantry. The scouts were granted store credit, which they used to purchase the cabinet and paint that would become the little free pantry. They also held a fundraiser at the Chipotle in Hyattsville, and raised over $400 to cover the cost of keeping the pantry stocked for its first few months.

It’s always great to see young people striving to make a change in their own neighborhoods, and even better when they are recognized for their efforts. You can watch the video below to see a profile of their project that aired on WUSA9. We’re always thrilled to support meaningful initiatives in our community, and we’re optimistic about the impact this little free pantry will have!

Dine, shop, and groove at Forklift First Friday

Posted by on Jul 25, 2018 in Blog, Events, Forklift First Friday, News | 0 comments

Dine, shop, and groove at Forklift First Friday

Join us on August 3rd! 

On the first Friday of each month (May-September), we stay open late to turn the warehouse into a pop-up market with a mystery sale, live music, family fun, local art, delicious local food, and craft beer & wine!

When:  Friday, August 3rd, 6pm-8pm
Where:
Community Forklift – 4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston MD 20781
(5 min. outside NE DC in the Port Towns neighborhood, near Hyattsville)
Who: YOU! And your friends, family, kids, neighbors, coworkers, and (friendly, leashed) dogs.
Cost: Free to attend – But you can support your local artists and businesses by purchasing their wares and tipping the band.

 

FEATURING:

Live music from Ron Hicks Project

The Electric Chicago Blues styles also include original materials and classic blues styles from Motown to the soulful licks of Muscle Shoals. The varied vocal talents from several members (Ron, Herbie and Glen) give the band its distinctive and aggressive flavor that is recognized over the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area. The Ron Hicks Project Music is spiced in the south, cooked in Chicago, and served in the DMV.

 

Dinner from Holy Crepes

The Holy Crepes team is bringing their on-the-road operation to Community Forklift! Purveyors of both sweet and savory treats, the Holy Crepes food trucks are on the road every week with new and exciting events. Their full menu of gourmet crepes is guaranteed to keep you chasing after them!

 

Secondhand Vinyl

Flip through an entire donated record collection full of jazz, blues, and soul albums. Shop the extensive selection for the first time at First Friday.

 

A Mystery Salvage Sale

We’ll have an extra special 2-hour sale during the event. We will announce the details online a few hours before the party begins.

 

Family Fun

Strolling magician, Matt, is back– You won’t believe your eyes!

Chalk the Courtyard:  Forklift Fans of all ages can go nuts decorating the pavement and warehouse walls.

 

A Pop-Up Bar

Town Center Market is back again, bringing an exciting selection of craft beers and wine to
the ‘Lift each month!

 

And a Local Artist Market

3 Peas Handmade Soaps will be here with their bath and body products. Whatever your preference: lathery organic soaps, creative glycerin soaps, aromatic bath bombs or creamy body butters, they have something for everyone! What originally was a hobby, has now grown into a small family business comprised of a mom and her triplets.

Mark Wardlaw, of BNV Remodeling, is a licensed contractor in Maryland & DC, specializing in kitchens, basements, and finish carpentry. Mark started upcycling/ repurposing about 5 years ago and turns salvaged doors into bookshelves, headboards, and more! Stop by his booth to see how salvaged material can be turned into one of a kind furniture pieces for your home.

Michelle Bailey is a realist painter living in Takoma Park, Maryland, a lovably quirky small town just northeast of Washington, D.C. which prides itself in keeping a small town feel, supporting local businesses and artists and celebrating its free-spirited nature by naming a rooster who once roamed the streets as its town icon. Many of her paintings capture scenes from the town.

Thistle & Thyme Studios is a D.C. based craft studio offering handmade, upcycled accessories. “Using recycled and repurposed materials lets us tackle creative challenges while being kinder to our planet.”

Tracy, of TV’s Bees, has been a beekeeper in Mount Rainier for four years. Her colonies are in backyards around town. While Tracy primarily produces honey for family and friends, in years of abundance she sells her excess to pay for her beekeeping habit. Tracy thinks Mount Rainier honey is special, and thinks you will, too.

 

 Can’t make it?

Don’t worry! There’s 1 more you can catch. For more information, check out our events schedule or subscribe to our blog for regular event updates. You can also shop with us any time on Ebay, Etsy, and Chairish!

Midweek Flash Sale – Appliances

Posted by on Jul 23, 2018 in Blog, Flash Sale, Sales | 0 comments

Shop at Community Forklift this Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday – July 24, 25, and 26, 2018 – and take

25% off appliances!

We always have a wide range of modern and vintage appliances in the warehouse!

This flash sale includes modern and vintage appliances, from ranges and cooktops, to commercial and household refrigerators, to microwaves, dishwashers, wall-ovens, washers, dryers, stackables, and more.

Take home a stackable washer-dryer for only $150 during the sale!

Please note:  This sale does NOT include water heaters, window air conditioners, other heating and cooling equipment, items listed online, appliances from our ALCO consignment partner, or select specialty items. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. Flash sales may not be combined with other sales or promotions.

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Have you shopped with us online?

In addition to the treasures to be found in our warehouse, we also list a variety of vintage and specialty items online. Find vintage decor, bathroom fixtures, machinery, commercial items, and more in our eBay store; vintage hardware and decor in our Etsy store; and high-end furniture in our Chairish store.

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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.

Weekend Flash Sale – Kitchen Cabinets & Amazon Paint!

Posted by on Jul 20, 2018 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales | 0 comments

Shop green at Community Forklift this weekend – Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22, 2018 – and take

40% off Kitchen Cabinets

This kitchen was remodeled using Forklift materials and submitted to the 2016 National Reuse Contest

This flash sale includes kitchen cabinet sets, single cabinets, and cabinet doors.

Please note: This flash sale does not include bathroom cabinets, vanities, medicine cabinets, built-in cabinets, counter tops, work benches or tool stands. Flash sales do not include select specialty items or items listed online. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. Flash sales may not be combined with other sales or promotions.

& 10% off Amazon Paint

This weekend, save on all colors and sizes of Amazon Select Paint (including primer).  Amazon Select Paints are premium quality, eco-friendly latex paints. Using patented technology, the manufacturer recycles surplus paint collected from local businesses, consumers, and governments. Amazon’s reprocessing system guarantees that every gallon sold meets strict specifications for color, gloss, viscosity and coverage. Available in 20 beautiful and consistent colors, Amazon Select Paint can be used for interior or exterior applications, and can be used on drywall, wood, stucco, or masonry.

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Can’t make it to the warehouse?
Our online stores are always open!

Did you know that in addition to treasure-hunting in our warehouse, you can also shop for Community Forklift items online? On eBay and Etsy we offer a broad range of vintage bathroom fixtures, machinery, commercial items, and vintage treasures. On Chairish, we offer high-end furniture and architectural items.

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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.

A weekend of women’s empowerment is coming to Hyattsville & the ‘Lift!

Posted by on Jul 19, 2018 in Blog, Community Happenings, Events, Workshops | 0 comments

The Self-Sufficient Woman weekend retreat

Friday, August 3  –  Sunday, August 5, 2018

When you were young, did you spend more time developing your social and scholastic skills than ripping apart and rebuilding household items? You’re not alone. Many accomplished women find that when it comes to home repairs, they lack some confidence.

That’s what this event is about—boosting your skills and knowledge, and empowering you to take on new projects. We know you can do it; A little exposure and practice will set you up for success!

So, invest in yourself and join a welcoming group of other enterprising women to conquer fun challenges you probably never thought you’d tackle. Several local instructors will share skills and secrets for:  DIY home repair and maintenance, urban gardening, lock-picking, financial literacy, and bike mechanics. We’re excited to help bring this retreat to life, and will be hosting the home repair and maintenance portions at Forklift!

Depart from your typical weekend routine to invest in yourself and join other resourceful women for this fun-filled, educational event. You will walk away with new skills and a revived confidence in yourself. Be prepared to be impressed by your hidden talents!

Registration is open until July 29, and you can save $75 with coupon code DIY75.
For full details, visit Rocky’s Retreats.

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If this sounds exciting, you can get a little preview of the retreat during our workshop this Saturday, July 21st from 2pm-4pm! Katie Strohl, one the retreat’s instructors, is leading a short workshop (open to women and men) at Forklift on upcyling. This is an introductory class that will take you through the warehouse to find unique objects and give them new life. Every attendee will make and take their own upcycled item. Come learn some basic DIY skills while repurposing objects!

Click here for more information and registration.

Midweek Flash Sale – Furniture

Posted by on Jul 17, 2018 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales | 0 comments

Take 40% off the price tags on these tables ($45) and chairs ($12) from the 201 Bar in Capitol Heights.

Visit Community Forklift this Wednesday, July 18 and Thursday, July 19, 2018 and take

40% off furniture!

Take 40% off the $95 price tag on this plush mid-century couch!

The flash sale includes modern AND vintage tables, chairs, dressers, desks, bookshelves, armoires, entertainment centers, and much more!

Please note: This sale does not include built-in shelving or cabinetry, kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanities, mantels, wall art or other home decor. Flash sales do not apply to select specialty items, items from our consignment partners, or items sold online. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. Flash sales may not be combined with other sales or promotions.

Can’t make it to the warehouse?
Our online stores are always open!

Did you know that in addition to treasure-hunting in our warehouse, you can also shop for Community Forklift items online? On eBay and Etsy we offer a broad range of vintage bathroom fixtures, machinery, commercial items, and vintage treasures. On Chairish, we offer high-end furniture and architectural items.

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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.

Weekend Flash Sale & Hot Items

Posted by on Jul 13, 2018 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Just arrived, Sales, Things for Sale | 0 comments

Visit Community Forklift this Saturday & Sunday, July 14 & 15, 2018 for:

Courtyard Clearance

50% off!

Take 50% off blue and orange price tags of courtyard items, including cast iron sinks, vintage and clawfoot bathtubs, granite & marble counters, wrought iron, security doors, window bars, and
everything else in our courtyard.

Masonry, bricks, and outdoor lumber rarely go on sale – but yes, they’re included in the Courtyard Clearance!

Please note: The sale does not include ANY items inside the store, select specialty items, items from our consignment partners, or items listed online. Flash sales may not be combined with other sales or promotions. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold.

Hot Items:

Foam board insulation

We just got a huge donation of surplus foam board insulation! We have a truckload of 4′ x 8′ sheets stacked on racks near the lumber and other sheet goods. The insulation isn’t included in the weekend flash sale, but we’re still expecting it to fly off the shelves, because surplus materials in such large quantities are a rare treat. Come in and get it while it’s still here!

Cafe Tables

The 201 Bar in Capitol Heights has sadly closed, but they were kind enough to donate some of their furniture. We have 15 cafe tables for $45 each, and 32 chairs for $15 each. Everything is in great shape and ready for a new home!

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Can’t make it to the warehouse?
Our online stores are always open.

Did you know that in addition to treasure-hunting in our warehouse, you can also shop for Community Forklift items online? On eBay and Etsy we offer a broad range of vintage bathroom fixtures, machinery, commercial items, and vintage treasures. On Chairish, we offer high-end furniture and architectural items.

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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.

Creative ways to repurpose salvaged doors

Posted by on Jul 12, 2018 in Blog, Green Living, Ideas for Reuse, Ideas for Reuse & Repurposing, Monthly Sales, Sales | 0 comments

Creative ways to repurpose salvaged doors

This month, you can find incredibly affordable doors of all shapes and sizes at Community Forklift.

Modern and vintage doors are 50% off until the end of July!

This means that salvaged doors are the perfect material 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!

Follow Brent Paape’s instructions on how to upcycle a salvaged door into a charming coffee table.

Check out this amazing kid-friendly creation from EarthScape!

Copy Liz Marie and turn a french door into a paneled chalk board

We can’t find the instructions for this one online, but let us know if you figure out how to recreate this awesome project!

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!

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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.