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Happy National Tradesperson’s Day

Posted by on Sep 20, 2018 in Blog, Community Happenings | 0 comments

This Friday, September 21, is National Tradesmen’s Day. Although, it’s 2018 – shouldn’t that be National Tradesperson‘s Day?

Like our CEO, Nancy Meyer, who started her career in carpentry, there are plenty of hardworking women in the trades.

Nancy on a job site in 1979.

TRADESPEOPLE, we appreciate you here at Community Forklift! We enjoy supporting your work and projects, and thank you for helping us lift up our community!

Help us win best second-hand store!

Posted by on Sep 19, 2018 in Blog, News | 0 comments

Help us win best second-hand store!

Hi Forklift Fans–

We’ve been nominated for ‘Best Place to Buy Second-hand Stuff‘ in Best of Gay DC Reader’s Choice Awards, and we’re in the finals! Thanks to our partners at the Capital Tennis Association, a nonprofit tennis organization in the DC area, we have a chance to win free publicity for our organization!

 

Your vote will help us spread the word about our organization, and a ton of new people will find out about us. As more homeowners and contractors learn about us, more of them will donate, more materials will be kept out of the landfill, more folks can afford repairs, and you’ll find even more amazing stuff here in the store! The more that folks shop here and join the ranks of Forklift Fans, the more money and resources will stay embedded in the local economy, creating green jobs and supporting our free educational workshops and community giving programs.

To vote for us, click button below. Once you are on the webpage, scroll down to the “COMMUNITY” section, look for “Best Place to Buy Second-Hand Stuff” and select Community Forklift. You have until September 26th to cast your vote, but we’ll need your votes every day to win, so please help the Lift’ out!

 

 Once you vote, please share our Facebook post and ask your friends to vote too!

Please note: Only one vote per each valid email address per day will be accepted.

Midweek Flash Sale: Courtyard Clearance!

Posted by on Sep 18, 2018 in Blog, Events, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Parties at Community Forklift, Sales | 0 comments

Midweek Flash Sale:  Courtyard Clearance!

Wednesday and Thursday,

September 19-20, 2018

All items in the courtyard are 50% off!

This sale includes cast iron sinks, vintage and clawfoot bathtubs, granite & marble counters, wrought iron, security doors, window bars, bricks, pavers and more.

Please note: The sale does not include lumber or 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 may not be sold.

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By the way… are you ready for the party?

We’re holding a sale to clear out the courtyard because we need to make room for our big fall event:

Reuse, Respect, and Remix at our Funkyard Festival 

October 6, 2018, 11 am to 5 pm
Live Funk Music, Pickers’ Paradise, Salvage Demos, Preservation Experts, Local Food and Art, Antiques Advice, Free Face-Painting, and MUCH more!

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Can’t make it into the warehouse?  Shop with us online!

Did you know that we also sell items online? All proceeds help us continue to lift up local communities through reuse. 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.

Reuse, Respect, Remix: The Funkyard Festival

Posted by on Sep 16, 2018 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Community Happenings, Community Happenings, Events, News, Non-profit partners, Our Partners, Parties at Community Forklift | 0 comments

Reuse, Respect, Remix:  The Funkyard Festival

A day to celebrate:

practical + creative reuse, 

repairs + repurposing, 

old homes + local history!

Come to our free festival on October 6th to meet historic preservation experts and tradespeople, get antique appraisal advice, and check out demos on upcycling and old home repair.  We’ll have funk musicians, artists who work with salvaged materials, local food and beer, face-painting and activities for all ages – plus, a ton of locally salvaged items for your shopping pleasure!

Live Funk Music

11am-1pm:  Ron Hicks Project with music spiced in the south, cooked in Chicago, and served in the DMV

3pm-5pm: 3-time Independent Music Award nominee Lil’ Maceo hailed as “Mr. Funky Sax,”

Pickers’ Paradise

Parts & pieces for all of your upcycling needs!

Antiques Advice

Bring in your vintage items (or a picture) to learn more about them! Presented by Chris Melendez of Community Forklift, and appraiser Jackie Gray.

Secondhand Clothing Pop-up

Stop by Texiles‘ pop-up to shop an array of secondhand clothing. All products will be in good, wearable condition. Texiles is dedicated to eliminating clothing waste in American landfills through creative use and recycling. 

Restoration & Salvage Demonstrations

BNV Remodeling Company
GL Barnhart Construction
Mozer Works, Inc. 

Artists Dedicated to Green Materials

Caitlin Adams
BNV Remodeling Company
Reclaimed By You – Stop by their booth to make your own upcycled sign from salvaged wood ($25).
The Little Blue Table
Thistle & Thyme Studio

Historic Preservation Experts & Resources

BNV Remodeling Company
GL Barnhart Construction
L’Enfant Trust
Mozer Works, Inc. 

Local Barbecue

Smoke Stack’s House of BBQ has been smoking the competition in the DC food truck arena, offering the greatest BBQ to sink your teeth into. For the past 8 years, these pit masters have been perfecting that tried & true BBQ form, cooking all meats low & slow over a variety of woods to bring out unique, smoky tenderness in every bite.

Kids’ Activities

Including FREE face painting by Signs, Wonders, & Gifts.

Upcycling Raffles

Enter for the chance to win an upcycled home decor sign made from salvaged wood bought at Forklift, or a pair of salvaged ceiling tin end tables!

Craft Beer + Wine

Town Center Market returns to the ‘Lift, showcasing local breweries.

…and much, much more!

So round up your friends, family, and (friendly, leashed) pets, and bring them all to the party on October 6th!

Weekend Flash Sale: 50% Off Tile!

Posted by on Sep 14, 2018 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales | 0 comments

This Saturday & Sunday,

September 15-16, 2018,

tile is half off!

Take 50% off the marked prices on boxes and bundles of ceramic, porcelain, terra-cotta, and glass tile.

Sale does not include loose (unbundled) tile; boxes and bundles that have been ripped open; carpet; carpet tile; roof tile; vinyl or other types of flooring; trim. lumber, paneling, or beadboard; or items with missing or damaged price tags. Flash sales also do not include white tag items, items from our consignment partners, or online items.  May not be combined with other sales.

 

CAN’T MAKE IT TO THE WAREHOUSE?

SHOP WITH US ONLINE!

If you can’t make it into the warehouse this week, don’t worry – our online stores are only a click away! 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.

Freebies! Lights and Sinks!

Posted by on Sep 11, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

We are moving things around to make room for more great stuff and we have lots of lights and sinks! So many that we are giving some away!

Come check out our selection of free lighting and sinks arranged in the front of the store and help yourself!

All free items are marked with a free sticker and are located at the front of the store (across from the sales desk).

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.

Midweek Flash Sale – Doors

Posted by on Sep 10, 2018 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales | 0 comments

Midweek Flash Sale – Doors

Tuesday, September 11 – Thursday, September 13, 2018

40% OFF SALVAGED DOORS

Take 40% off modern and vintage doors at Forklift, both interior and exterior, including antique wood panel doors, french doors, oversized doors, bifold doors, louvered doors, security doors, storm doors, screen doors, and doors in frames.

Note:  this flash sale does NOT include surplus (i.e. new, never-been-used) doors or stained glass.

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.

DON’T NEED A DOOR? GET CRAFTY WITH ONE!

Click on photo to link to project from Liz Marie Blog.

DID YOU KNOW THAT WE ALSO SELL ONLINE?

If you can’t make it into the warehouse this week, don’t worry – our online stores are only a click away! 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 – Furniture and more!

Posted by on Sep 7, 2018 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales | 0 comments

Weekend Flash Sale – Furniture and more!

Saturday, September 8 & Sunday, September 9, 2018

40% off furniture, housewares, and art!

Take 40% off your purchase of modern and vintage furniture, housewares, and art. This includes chairs, tables, sofas, dressers, shelves, desks, cookware, baskets, lamps, vases, framed and unframed art, and more!

Please note: This flash sale does not include built-in shelving or cabinetry, kitchen cabinets, work benches or tool stands, bathroom vanities, mantels, small appliances, 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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Can’t make it to the warehouse? Shop with us online!

Did you know that we also sell items online? All proceeds help us continue to lift up local communities through reuse. 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.

Mystery Salvage Sale Revealed!

Posted by on Sep 7, 2018 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Events, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Forklift First Friday, Sales | 0 comments

Mystery Salvage Sale Revealed!

To kick off the festivities this evening (rain or shine), we’re having a big sale at Forklift First Friday:

40% off furniture, housewares, and art!

The sale begins at 6pm tonight, Friday, September 7th.

Everyone who comes out to Forklift First Friday tonight will have first dibs on all the furniture, cabinet sets, architectural salvage, appliances, and more that we’ve set out for the weekend. While you’re shopping, enjoy live music from Janine Wilson Band, wood-fired pizza from Cipolla Rossa, ice cream from Shortcake Bakery, cold beer from Town Center Market, and free face-painting.

Take 40% off your purchase of modern and vintage furniture, housewares, and art. This includes chairs, tables, sofas, dressers, shelves, desks, cookware, baskets, vases, framed and unframed art, and more!

Please note: This flash sale does not include built-in shelving or cabinetry, kitchen cabinets, work benches or tool stands, bathroom vanities, mantels, small appliances, 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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Can’t make it to First Friday?
Save the date for the FunkYard Festival!

Our annual fall event is a celebration of all things reuse in the DC area. Bring your friends, family, and (friendly, leashed) pets to the warehouse on Saturday, October 6th to meet historic preservation experts and tradespeople, get antique appraisal advice, and check out demos of DIY repair and creative reuse. We’ll have artists who work with salvaged/reused materials, live funk music, kids’ activities, local food, and locally salvaged items for sale!

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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.

Midweek Flash Sale – Appliances

Posted by on Sep 4, 2018 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Things for Sale | 0 comments

Midweek Flash Sale – Appliances

Wednesday, September 5 and Thursday, September 6, 2018

Take 40% off Appliances!

This flash sale includes modern AND vintage appliances, including gas and electric ranges, washers, dryers, cook-tops, refrigerators, wall ovens, microwaves, and more! We still have a large stock of brand new, electric Whirlpool high-efficiency dryers. They retail for over $600, we priced them at only $395, and this Wednesday and Thursday, you could take one home for only $237!

Please note: This sale does not include water heaters, window air conditioners, other heating and cooling equipment, or appliances from our ALCO consignment partner, 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.

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Have you shopped with us online?

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.

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