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Weekend Flash Sale: 25% off furniture and decor

Posted by on May 12, 2017 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales | 0 comments

Weekend Flash Sale: 25% off furniture and decor

Do you know a mom who’s into DIY and design?  Here’s a sale just in time for Mother’s Day!

This weekend, May 13 and 14, 2017, take 25% off furniture and home decor, both modern AND vintage items with orange and blue tags.  This includes tables, chairs, dressers, desks, file cabinets, bookshelves, stools, mirrors, framed art, vases, trinkets, and much more!

Some exclusions apply. This sale does not include select specialty items, items with missing or damaged price tags, items from our consignment partners, items listed online, specialty items such as clawfoot tub couches,  kitchen or bathroom cabinets or other built-ins, workbenches or tool stands. May not be combined with other sales.

If you think the mom in your life would rather pick out something herself, stop by our front desk and get her a Community Forklift gift card!

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

Midweek Flash Sale!

Posted by on May 9, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

Midweek Flash Sale!

It’s time to give your kitchen a makeover!

This Wednesday and Thursday, May 10 and 11, 2017, take 40% off all kitchen cabinets (including cabinet sets and individually priced cabinets) and appliances!

This sale does not include select specialty items, items with missing or damaged price tags, bathroom cabinets or other built-ins, workbenches or tool stands. This sale also does not include water heaters, heating and cooling equipment, items listed online, or appliances from our ALCO consignment partner. May not be combined with other sales.

Kitchen Cabinets & Sets

Mystery Salvage Sale Reveal

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Events, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Forklift First Friday, general, Sales, Workshops | 0 comments

Mystery Salvage Sale Reveal

And the Mystery Salvage Sale is …

25% off storewide!

We promised you a salvage sale starting tonight during our our Forklift First Friday pop-up market & party!  Well, here it is:  save 25% off the price of almost every item in the warehouse!  Sale begins from 6pm – 8pm this evening, and extends through the weekend ( 9am – 6pm on Saturday and Sunday, May 6 – 7, 2017).

Some exclusions apply. This sale does not include lumber, items with missing or damaged price tags, select specialty items, items listed online, Salvage Arts antiques, Amazon Recycled Paint, Treincarnation raw-edge lumber, or reconditioned appliances from Alco Repair. May not be combined with other sales.

Plus… a DIY Workshop!

If you’re interested in carpentry and DIY, we have an additional reason to come by this weekend:  our free workshop, Introduction to Gluing Wood, at 11am on Sunday.  Register now to reserve your seat.

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.

This Just In: Fancy Furniture

Posted by on May 4, 2017 in Blog, Ideas for Reuse, Just arrived, Sales, Things for Sale | 0 comments

Hurry in and check out the unique furniture pieces we just put out on the warehouse floor – this stuff will probably go very quickly.  If it doesn’t disappear today, it will surely go tomorrow night during our Forklift First Friday pop-up market & party.  Either way, don’t wait till the weekend!

For instance… this Lee Industries sectional. We normally don’t accept upholstered donations, but this one was too nice to pass up. And according to our hardworking floor team, it’s quite comfy too!

The coffee table pictured is made out of a vintage wrought iron fence.

 

 

Or this amazing custom curvy maple circular dining table. It even has wheels!

 

 

This pair of arm chairs is another salvaged specialty you shouldn’t miss. Don’t wait… the love seat they arrived with sold as we were setting it out on the floor!

 

Come hang out THIS FRIDAY evening! Mystery sale, craft beer, live music & more…

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in Blog, Community Happenings, Community Happenings, Events, Flash Sale, Forklift First Friday, News, Parties at Community Forklift | 0 comments

Come hang out THIS FRIDAY evening!  Mystery sale, craft beer, live music & more…

Forklift First Fridays are back!

On the First Friday of each month (May-September), we stay open late to host a pop-up market with a mystery sale, live music, local art, a food truck, and craft beer & wine (courtesy of Town Center Market). All ages are welcome.

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.

Coming up THIS Friday,  May 5th, 2017

6pm – 8pm

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Big Mystery Sale!!!

We’ll have an extra special 2-hour sale during the May party. We will announce the details online on Friday afternoon.

Dinner from KaftaMania 

This Lebanese/Mediterranean food truck serves three versions of the Kafta Sandwich (beef, turkey, vegetarian) and other traditional dishes.

   

Live Music from The Vico Cycle

The Vico Cycle is back! A returning Forklift favorite, they are a group of like-minded musicians based in the Washington, DC metro area who have come together to blend rock, funk, soul, blues, and hip-hop into a lively fusion of raw sound. Expect the unexpected…

Local art

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.

Michelle Bailey is a realist painter living in Takoma Park, MD, 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 this town. She’ll be here offering original paintings, prints, note cards & T-shirts for sale.

Pete Pichaske is a local photographer whose focus on nature photography combines three of his passions: creativity, traveling and hiking. While he loves journeying to faraway places and shooting storied sites (the cloud forests of Costa Rica, sunrise in the Grand Tetons, etc.), he gets as much pleasure shooting more prosaic local sites (Blackwater Wildlife Refuge on the Eastern Shore, Lake Artemesia in Berwyn Heights, etc.). He’s found there is beauty to be found in all of nature, if you look close enough. He’ll be here with nature/landscape photos, canvas prints, and note cards.

Pop-Up Bar

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

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Coming up…

Forklift First Fridays will run from May through September this year. For more info, check out our schedule or subscribe to our blog for updates.

June 2
Featuring local artists, live blues, rhythm, & roots music from Jackson, Oziel, & Moss, sweet treats from Pink Confetti, and a food truck. 

July 7
Featuring local artists, live jazz/blues from the Ron Hicks Project, and Puerto Rican food from Honey’s Empanadas.

August 4
Join us for Jazz Night at the ‘Lift!
Featuring live jazz from The Thomas Kitchen Trio, local artists, and Central American food from El Pollo Submarine.

September 1
Featuring local artists, live music from The Iris Bell, and a food truck.

May 2017 Sales & Freebies

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in Antiques & Vintage, Billboard, Blog, Community Happenings, Events, Forklift First Friday, Monthly Sales, Parties at Community Forklift, Sales | 0 comments

May 2017 Sales & Freebies

Please Note:
Some exclusions apply.  Monthly specials do NOT include specialty items, consignment items, items sold online, & items with missing or damaged tags.  Monthly sales may not be combined with other sales.

50% off Lighting

Through the end of May, take half off modern & vintage lights, shades, & bulbs with blue and orange tags.  Sale does not include other light parts or electrical supplies, ceiling fans without lights, or white-tag items from our Salvage Arts consignment partner.

Photo by John Lynagh

50% off Shutters

Take half off shutters with orange & blue tags.  Does not include shutter hardware sold separately, or other types of window treatments.

50% off Radiators & Covers

Take half off orange & blue tags on cast iron radiators, as well as all types of radiator covers.  Sale does not include other HVAC equipment or supplies, plumbing or electrical parts.

5-Gallon Freebies:  Liquids & Color Paint

Giveaway includes 5-gallon buckets of donated color paint, stain, glazes, sealants, adhesives, joint compound, marine paint, and other types of liquid.

This offer does NOT INCLUDE WHITE or OFF-WHITE paint, or AMAZON Recycled Paint.

Up to 25 buckets per customer, while supplies last.  We cannot provide storage for freebie items – they must be removed right away.

Need an extra excuse to visit?

Remember that our Forklift First Friday series is back for the summer season!  The first pop-up party is on May 5th from 6pm – 8pm, so invite a friend, and come enjoy the live music, local art, delicious food, and special bargains.

Weekend Flash Sale on Furniture!

Posted by on Apr 28, 2017 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales | 0 comments

Weekend Flash Sale on Furniture!

This Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30, 2017, take 25% off furniture (both vintage and modern)

We have lots in stock including tables, chairs, dressers, desks, file cabinets, bookshelves, and much more – including some cool mid-century pieces that just arrived.  Sale does not include items from our consignment partners, specialty items such as clawfoot tub couches,  or items with missing or damaged price tags.

And, we have BOGO single chairs:  buy 1 chair priced at $50 or less, and get a second chair of equal or lesser value FREE!  Sale does not include chairs priced as pairs or sets, items from our consignment partners, specialty items, or items with missing or damaged price tags.

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

 

Free Workshop this Sunday

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in Blog, Community Happenings, Events, general, Green Living, News, Workshops | 0 comments

Basic Wood Milling

11am – 12pm, Sunday, April 30
Community Forklift’s Warehouse

Join Jon Moncton of J Moncton Custom Furniture & Cabinetry as he teaches the basics of wood milling. Learn how to properly and safely mill rough lumber into flat, straight, and square stock using a jointer, planer, and table saw.

In 2011 Jon began building furniture out of his home workshop for his own household and friends and family. As the demand for projects grew, he decided to launch his own business in January of this year. Whenever possible, he uses the most sustainable woods available, and builds his furniture to last generations. The centerpiece of his shop is a 1958 Delta Unisaw that he found at Community Forklift (and then refurbished) a few years ago:

 

The workshop is free to attend, but advance registration guarantees you a seat. Click the picture below to save your space!

*This is a hands-on workshop and basic safety equipment (ear plugs and glasses) will be provided.

 

Midweek Flash Sale!

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales | 0 comments

Midweek Flash Sale!

This Wednesday and Thursday, April 26-27, 2017, stone countertops in our courtyard are 50% off!

We currently have a large selection of granite and marble pieces, so come search for your new countertop

(or tabletop, or garden bench… the upcycling possibilities await).

Please note: Some exclusions apply. Flash sale does not include vanity sets, decorative stone pieces like fire surrounds or balustrades, pavers or other masonry, items from our consignment partners, select specialty items, items listed online, or items with missing or damaged price tags. May not be combined with other sales.

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

Weekend Flash Sale!

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales | 0 comments

Weekend Flash Sale!

This Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22, 2017, celebrate EARTH DAY by checking out our weekend FLASH SALE!

Lighting is 50% off! (including light fixtures, ceiling fans, shades and bulbs)

(Does not include other light parts or electrical supplies, or lighting from our Salvage Arts consignment partner.)

Appliances are 50% off! (including both modern and vintage)

(Does not include reconditioned appliances from our ALCO consignment partner, air conditioners, water heaters or HVAC equipment.)

Sinks are 50% off! (including bathroom and kitchen, vintage and modern)

(Does not include bathroom vanities, sink sets with matching toilets, or kitchen sinks that are part of cabinet sets.)

Please note: Some additional exclusions apply. Flash sale does not include items from our consignment partners, select specialty items, items listed online or items with missing or damaged price tags. May not be combined with other sales.

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