Forklift First Fridays

The first Friday of each month, we stay open late to throw a party.  Our Forklift First Friday series runs from May all the way through December!  This is a kid- and adult-friendly event, so all ages (and friendly, leashed pets) are welcome!  

When: First Friday of every month, 6pm – 8pm
Where: Community Forklift – 4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston, MD 20781
Just 5 minutes outside DC, in the Hyattsville area
Cost: Free at attend and open to the public. Bring cash for food, drinks, and art purchases!

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Free Workshops

Workshops are held in the warehouse classroom at Community Forklift  (4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston MD 20781 – 5 minutes outside NE DC, in the Hyattsville area)

We’ll save you a seat!   Remember, most of our classes include a free opportunity to pre-register for prime seating. Just follow the class links below and RSVP on our EventBrite site.

Home Buying 101

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Older Homes Versus Modern: What Fits Your Lifestyle?
Saturday, July 30th, 1pm

There are so many differences between older and newer homes, with pros and cons to both!  Rick will be discussing how to figure out which will fit your lifestyle best and where to find your dream home. Come with your questions, this is a great chance to ask the expert!

The Tool Series is back, folks


This two part series will cover all of the basics you need to learn about the use, purchase, and safety of various household tools. You’ll gain confidence and learn new skills while getting hands-on with a variety of common hand and power tools.

Tool Series Part 1: Basic Hand Tools
Saturday, August 13th, 1pm

Mark Wardlaw of BNV Remodeling will give an overview of basic home improvement tools.  In this hour-long class, you’ll learn which hand tools to use for which jobs, and how to use them effectively.  Mark is a licensed contractor in DC & MD with more than 35 years of experience in the construction & remodeling field.

 Tool Series Part 2: Power Tool Petting Zoo
Saturday, September 10th, 1pm

In this hands on class you’ll learn about a variety of small power tools, including drills and saws. We’ll discuss safety, and how to perform different cuts and tasks. Bring your questions!
Presented by Mark Wardlaw of BNV Remodeling. Mark is a licensed contractor in DC and MD with more than 35 years of experience in the construction and remodeling fields.

If These Walls Could Talk

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Historic Homes and the Issues They’re Hiding
Saturday, August 20th, 1pm

Join professional home inspector, Sean Troxell, and learn about inspection techniques and issues found in different systems – plumbing, electrical, structural – of older homes and what to look out for when purchasing historic properties.


 Save the Dates for our Fall Events:

September 24th:

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Celebrating all things vintage, antique, and well-loved!

Preservation Experts, Tradespeople and Free Workshops!
Old-Timey Bands, Food Trucks and Snacks!
And a rare opportunity to view our large selection of Vintage Tools – normally sold only online!

October 28th & 29th:

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Demonstrations of hand tool techniques for everyday woodworking

Lie-Nielsen Toolworks began in 1981 as an effort to make top-quality hand tools available again from a U.S. maker, and to revive discontinued but useful designs. Today they make over 100 types of planes, saws, spokeshaves, chisels, floats and more. Hand Tool Events are free, and hands-on: you are encouraged to try the tools, ask questions, and experience how woodworking with hand tools is rewarding, quiet, and surprisingly efficient.

November 25th & 26th:
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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.


 Coming Up At Tanglewood Works

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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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Tanglewood Works hosts meetups for folks interested in furniture painting, dumpster diving, upcycling and other creative re-use projects. For example, spring 2016 meetups focused on fiber art and mosaics. To stay in the loop, sign up for the: