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. Feel free to bring cash for food, drinks, and art purchases!


Here’s what’s coming up:


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.


New Series: Home Buying 101

Becoming the Winning Homebuyer

Saturday, July 16th, 1pm 

Buying a home has become competitive. Get the information you need to win when you find the home you want. Learn the insider tips and tricks to finding your dream home and then landing the contract at a price that’s right for you!


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: Historic Homes and the Issues They’re Hiding

Saturday, August 20th, 1pm

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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.



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

Sue Mondeel of Riverdale Park paints a used table in the workshop at her recently opened (Greg Dohler The Gazette) compressed

Next workshop on Sunday, July 10th:

Painting with Debi’s Design Diary DIY Chalk and Clay Paint!  

 Visit Tanglewood Works to register for this class.

Tanglewood Works also 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: