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October 28th & 29th 

Demonstrations of hand tool techniques for everyday woodworking

Lie-Nielsen will bring their full line of hand tools to Community Forklift, and demonstrate hand tool techniques useful to both professional and amateur woodworkers. Hand Tool Events are hands-on: we encourage visitors of all ages to try the tools, ask questions, and experience how woodworking with hand tools is rewarding, quiet, and surprisingly efficient.

During the event, you will also have a rare chance to browse Community Forklift’s selection of vintage tools and hardware (normally sold only online).

We’ll also have craft activities and a scavenger hunt for young woodworkers.

Get all the details on our blog!




Forklift First Fridays


Next party: November 4th

Invite your friends, bring a date, or meet other salvage-minded folks!

The first Friday of each month, we stay open late to throw a party.  Our 2016 Forklift First Friday series runs from May through December, and all ages (and friendly, leashed pets) are welcome!

When: Friday, November 4th, 6pm – 8pm
Where: Community Forklift – 4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston, MD 20781.  Just 5 minutes outside DC, in the Port Towns neighborhood near the Hyattsville Arts District
Cost: Free at attend and open to the public. Bring cash for food, drinks, and art purchases.  We’ll also have an Appraisal Advice booth, so bring along a vintage item you’re curious about!

Our November party will feature funk folk from Oh He Dead. a mystery flash sale, craft beer & wine from Town Center Market, and lots of local art for sale.

Get all the details on our blog!


Click the picture to listen to tracks from Oh He Dead!

And if you love Antiques Roadshow or American Pickers, we’ve really got a treat for you!  Bring in something you’re curious about for our Appraisal Advice Fundraiser.  The Forklift’s own Chris Melendez will offer advice about your antiques, including architectural salvage, ceramics, furniture, sterling silver, and vintage jewelry.  If you enjoy her advice, donations to Community Forklift are greatly appreciated (in addition to financial donations, we will also be collecting donations of vintage & folk jewelry, and sterling silver hollow ware & flatware at this booth).




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November 25th & 26th:

A Celebration of Community

After Thanksgiving, shop green, shop small, or don’t shop at all – here’s your excuse to stay away from the mall!  We’ll have live music, free gift-making workshops, local artists, and free photos with Santa for all ages.

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 Coming Up At Tanglewood Works

tanglewoodworkslogoWhere Upcycling and Art Connect
4641 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston MD 20781  (Just in front of the Community Forklift warehouse)
Phone: 415-595-9839
Hours: Thursday & Friday 11-4, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 1-5

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Using Debi’s Design Diary Chalk  and Clay Paint – Sunday October 16, 2016

For more info on future workshops at Tanglewood Works, visit their blog page. Tanglewood Works also hosts meetups for folks interested in dumpster diving, upcycling and other creative re-use projects.  To stay in the loop, sign up for the: