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We Reduce, Reuse & Re-Stock!

Posted by on Apr 4, 2017 in Blog, Green Living, Just arrived | 0 comments

Good news, Forklift Fans – last week we restocked our entire supply of Amazon Paint! For those who are unfamiliar, Amazon Paint is made from leftover water-based paints, and meets the same specifications as high quality virgin paint.

 

 

Amazon Paint is good for both interior and exterior use.

 

 

Community Forklift carries the complete Amazon Select Color Palette, as well as a primer, in 1 gallon and 5 gallon buckets. Supplies are limited as we only place orders twice per year, so don’t wait too long to pick yours up!

 

 

The full color palette includes the following shades: Ice Blue, Autumn Mist, Merlot Red, Vintage Buff, Ivory White, Whipped White, Desert Beige, Chocolate Brown, Forest Green, Garden Sage, Mars Clay, Oak Moss, Swiss Almond, Island Sand, Tawny Beige, Stony Gray, Mocha, Slate, Sea Foam, and Safari Tan.

 

 

The Garden Party continues!

Posted by on Apr 1, 2017 in Blog, Community Happenings, Community Happenings, Events, Gardening, general, Green Living, News, Non-profit partners, Our Partners, Parties at Community Forklift, Things for Sale, Workshops | 0 comments

The Garden Party continues!

Did you miss the Saturday fun?

Never fear – the Garden Party is a two-day affair this year!

This Sunday, April 2nd

at Community Forklift

 enjoy landscaping and garden supplies; antiques advice, pallet-upcycling, activities for kids; and sweet treats.

Festivities at 11am – 3pm

Shopping from 9am – 6pm

Although the Saturday crowds put a dent in our stock of pre-loved garden tools, we still have some great bargains for you to check out!   While supplies last, we have hand tools, decor, patio furniture, lawn mowers, and more.  (Your purchases will support our work to create green jobs, reduce waste, educate the public about reuse, and provide free supplies to nonprofits & neighbors in need.)

Then, the party starts at 11:00 am on Sunday!

There will be prizes for people and pets dressed in garden party finery.

Photo by Carrie Delesky

So find yourself a dapper suit or fancy hat, and check out all the activities in store for you from 11am – 3pm:

Vendors 

Activities for All Ages

 

  • Check out fun eco-activities led by Jen from PERMIE KIDs.
  • Hunt down dinosaurs for our Reuse-osaur Scavenger Hunt

Free Workshops 

 

11am-3pm:  Outdoor Pallet Creations, presented by the Forklift’s Matt Menke and Gary Barnhart of GL Barnhart Construction.  Drop in for a while, or stay the whole time!

11am-3pm:  Antiques Advice, presented by the Forklift’s Chris Melendez as well as appraiser Jackie Gray – bring in your vintage items to learn more about them!

 

And yummy snacks!

Pink Confetti is a home-based business which offers uniquely designed cakes for all occasions. “Our elegant wedding cakes, customized cakes, cupcakes, cookies, dairy-free treats, and desserts are made from scratch by the owner and chef, who passionately turns your creative vision into a velvety-sweet reality. We love to share our flair, creating the most delicious and visually appealing sweets.”

So put on a stylish garden party ensemble,

and we’ll see you on Sunday, April 2nd!

Ruthie and Matt Garden Party 2013 compressed

April 2017 Sales

Posted by on Mar 31, 2017 in Billboard, Blog, Monthly Sales, Sales | 0 comments

April 2017 Sales

40% OFF MODERN AND VINTAGE WINDOWS AND SASHES

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

 

Throughout the month of April, take 40% off vintage and modern windows, screens and sashes. This sale does not include transom windows, specialty glass panes, leaded or stained glass, mirrors or doors.

 

40% OFF WOOD TRIM

This month, take 40% off wood trim including pine, oak and hardwood modern and vintage trim. This sale does not include dimensional lumber, composite trim, shelf boards, flooring, paneling, columns, gingerbread, rosettes, plinth blocks and other specialty shapes.

 

40% OFF WOODEN STAIR PARTS

Until April 30th, take 40% off stair parts including wood balusters, handrails, newel posts and stair treads. This sale does not include complete staircases, circular staircases, attic stair kits or metal stair parts.

Weekend Flash Sale!

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales | 0 comments

Weekend Flash Sale!

Photo from Houzz

This Saturday and Sunday (March 25-26, 2017), take 30% off all tile, including ceramic, porcelain, and slate tile. We don’t have tile sales very often, so hurry in and take advantage of this bargain!

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

What’s waiting for you this week at the ‘Lift…

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, general, Ideas for Reuse, Ideas for Reuse & Repurposing, Just arrived, Things for Sale | 0 comments

What’s waiting for you this week at the ‘Lift…

As always, we’ve got a lot of fun stuff here in the warehouse.  Here are a few examples:

Marble-top tables from Pizzeria Paradiso in Georgetown.  We have three sizes – 2’x4′ ($95), 4’x4′ ($105), and 4’x6′ ($125).

Do you know any couples who met there?  This would make an awesome gift!

We’ve received stacks and stacks of reclaimed plywood, too.  These 4’x8′ Sheets range from $6-8, depending on the thickness.  It’s going fast though, so hurry over.

Our truck team also picked up some beautiful bathroom vanities with marble counter tops this week.

Double sink vanity – $350

White/cream vanity – $225

Black/brown vanity – $295

And for all you Upcyclers out there, we’ve got a potential fixer-upper with your name on it! A beautiful old piano with ivory keys was donated to us. Due to the cruel and unsustainable nature of ivory trade, we removed the keys and sent them to U.S. Fish and Wildlife service, which has set up a repository to get all ivory out of circulation.

What we’re left with is a key-less piano which, according to Pinterest, can be turned into a desk, a bar, a sideboard, and much more.  If you are brave enough to  tackle this upcycling project, make sure to share your pictures with us!

A nice little desk from Cory’s Wood Creations on Facebook.  Note the shelf above, made from the keyboard cover!

Gorgeous bar from TheUrbanUpcyclers on Etsy

 

Midweek Flash Sale

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

Midweek Flash Sale

This Wednesday and Thursday, March 22-23, 2017, take 30% off all kitchen and bathroom cabinets. This includes cabinet sets, orphan cabinets, and bathroom vanities with and without attached sinks.

For inspiration, check out these before and after kitchen makeovers using just paint and hardware. Or make this adorable play kitchen with an orphan cabinet.

From Young House Love

This sale does not include orphan cabinet doors and drawers, sinks without vanities, medicine cabinets, or furniture such as media or china cabinets. This sale also does not include items with missing or damaged price tags, select specialty items, items listed online, Salvage Arts antiques, Amazon Recycled PaintTreincarnation raw-edge lumber, or reconditioned appliances from Alco Repair. May not be combined with other sales.

 

We’ve Got LOADS of Lumber right now!

Posted by on Mar 18, 2017 in Blog, Flash Sale, general, Just arrived, Sales | 0 comments

Our R&P team has been hauling truck after truck of reclaimed lumber all week long – now it’s all stacked up for you and ready to go. Happy lifting!

 

We got 2×4’s, 2×6’s, 2×8’s, 2×10’s … you name it!

 

 

If you’re here this weekend, please note that the storewide sale does not apply to lumber. But still, can anyone beat our prices?

 

Seriously…if they can, let us know.

 

And while you’re here, have a look at the office chairs that we picked up from a hotel this week.  They’re like new and priced at $35 each. And these ARE included in the 25% sale.

 

 

We hope to see you soon!

Weekend Flash Sale!

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales | 0 comments

Weekend Flash Sale!

This Friday, Saturday and Sunday (March  17 – 19, 2017), save some GREEN and come shop at our storewide sale!

Take 25% off all blue and orange tag items!

You may get lucky and find yourself a treasure or a pot o’ gold!

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

Snow Day – Yup, we’re open! (Tues. March 14th)

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017 in Blog, general, News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Snow Day – Yup, we’re open! (Tues. March 14th)

Hi Forklift Fans – We’ve dug out our courtyard, and we are open today, March 14, 2017.  If you’re off of work and looking for something to do, bundle up and come visit!

(Vintage photo from the Library of Congress, taken sometime between 1909 and 1932 - Men digging out a cart stuck in the snow on a DC street)

(Vintage photo from the Library of Congress – Men digging out a cart stuck in the snow on a DC street, taken sometime between 1909 and 1932)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weekend Flash Sale for World Plumbing Day!

Posted by on Mar 10, 2017 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales | 0 comments

Weekend Flash Sale for World Plumbing Day!

In celebration of World Plumbing Day this weekend, we’re having a flash sale to help you with all your plumbing projects! This Saturday and Sunday (March 11-12, 2017), take 50% off all kitchen and bathroom sinks (including pedestal, cast iron, farmhouse, and vessel sinks, and sinks with matching vanity cabinets), toilets, bidets, tubs (cast iron, clawfoot, and fiberglass) and shower enclosures.

(Sale does not include plumbing parts, faucets, handles or other hardware not attached to a sink, tub or toilet; kitchen cabinets; bathroom cabinets not attached to a sink; select specialty items; items listed online; items with missing or damaged price tags or items from our consignment partners.)