Forklift First Friday

Party at the Forklift on September 4th, 6pm – 8pm 

We take the “community” part of Community Forklift seriously. So, on the first Friday of each month this summer, we’ve been staying open late to throw a party. Please spread the word about the next one:

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Come down to the Grand Ole ‘Lift for the summer’s last Forklift First Friday, featuring tear-in-your beer, classic Honky-Tonk band Rodeo Motel. They’ll take you back to the heyday of classic country with their specialized duet harmonies and their fiddle and pedal steel-driven sounds that harken back to the 50’s and 60’s, when stars like George Jones, Kitty Wells, and Webb Pierce were making history on the Grand Ole Opry. Rodeo Motel Band Barn Stand 6_29_15

Summer favorites Adrienne Price and Joe Rogers will be showing their stunning artwork again. We hope Joe will break it down on the dance floor one last time, too!
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Town Center Market will be here with their pop-up-bar, with just the right microbrews for all those tears to go in the beers (and wine of course, if that’s your thing).


And what honky-tonk would be complete without some good ol’ fashioned BBQ? Bill’s Backyard BBQ will be joining us as our featured food truck.


So, grab your friends and family and do-si-do down to the ‘Lift for one last summer jam!




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Fall Festival at the Forklift on September 12th 10am – 3pm

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Save the date for our Free Fall Festival!  We’ll have antique experts, preservation and appraisal advice, and free workshops.  Enjoy old-timey bands, food, and cider.  It’s also a rare opportunity to view our large selection of vintage tools (normally sold online only).



Coming Up At Tanglewood Works

Where 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 1-5tanglewoodworkslogo




Labor Day Weekend – September 5th, 6th, & 7th

  • Free Demos
  • All Weekend Sale
  • Open House and Refreshments
  • “SALVAGER” Hunt and Prizes
  • Meet the Artisans

birthaversary balloonsWhat better way to commemorate Labor Day than to celebrate the ONE year anniversary of a local small business, while also celebrating its expansion!

Thanks to all the fantastic support from fans far and wide as well as the talents of so many local artisans, Tanglewood Works is celebrating its ONE year Anniversary. Due to the success of our first year and the high demand for upcycled furniture and artistic instruction, Tanglewood Works is also unveiling its new 3000 ft. communal maker space!

To celebrate both of these milestones, we will be hosting an open house at the shop (4641 Tanglewood Drive) during regular hours Saturday, Sunday and 10-5 day Labor Day. We’ll be serving up refreshments and 10% off ALL store items.

From 10-5 Labor Day ONLY, we will host a simultaneous open studio tour at our new Maker Space (3613 Oak Lane, Mt Rainier). Here we will be hosting FREE upcycling demos and selling as-is furniture all day for discounted prices.

We will also be having a “Salvager” hunt where participants can hunt for salvaged items at Community Forklift, Tanglewood The Shop, and Tanglewood The Studios all weekend long. Turn in all three items and redeem your FREE Upcycled Prize at The Shop or the Studio.



Two-Part Workshop: How to Upholster your Own Ottoman

Presented by Tanglewood Works.

Part 1 is Saturday Sept. 12th 10am – 2pm

Part 2 is Saturday Sept. 19th 10am-1pm


(Note that there is a $175.00 fee for this intensive class, which includes basic supplies and materials needed. The fee does not include fabric!!)

This two-part class will take you from start to finish in reupholstering an ottoman. You will learn some of the trade secrets that will give you a professional look to your ottoman project. Please send a photo of your ottoman for preapproval to triplepdesigns3898(at)gmail(dot)com.

Class size is limited, so be sure to register early.



Workshop with Tanglewood Works: Make a Lamp Outta That!

Presented by Tanglewood Works and Peter McClintock

Sunday September 13th 9am – 12pm

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(Please note: there is a fee of $150 for this intensive 3-hour workshop).

One of the hottest upcyling trends right now is one-of-a-kind lamps. From crab baskets to chicken feeders, there are so many fun objects to convert, but you’ve gotta know the right way for the right piece.


In this class Peter will be teaching:

* What and what not to make into a lamp
* Pros and cons of pendant lamps vs. hard-wired fixtures
* Basic wiring
* Basic repair
* A demonstration of different hardware options
* A personal consultation for your specific lamp upcycling design

Before you know it, everything you see will transform into a potential LAMP! All demonstration hardware is provided. Please bring your piece that you would like to make into a lamp and Peter will offer suggestions and teach you what you will need.

* This is an educational class only. You will not leave with a working upcycled lamp but you will leave with the confidence to know how to Do-It-Yourself!

Class size is limited, so be sure to register early.



Tanglewood Works Workshop: DIY Image Transfer

Presented by Tanglewood Works and Sue of Shabadaba Chic

September 27th 9am – 12pm

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(Please note: there is a fee of $125 for this intensive 3-hour workshop).

In this class, you will learn multiple techniques for transferring images onto wood and even fabric. Prior to class, Sue will take your own personal images and prep them for transfer so that each participant gets to leave with a finished personalized piece of their very own.

Class size is limited, so be sure to register early.