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Come to our fall festival on September 24th

We’re celebrating all things vintage, antique, and well-loved!

Featuring:  Preservation Experts, Tradespeople, & Free Workshops!

Architectural Salvage Sales, Appraisal Advice, & Vintage Treasures!

Urban Bumpkin BBQ, Local Bands, a Strolling Magician and a Farm Tour!

 Click here for the full schedule



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.

Salvage Arts by Terry Lewis

A Walk Through the History of Lighting

Saturday, Sept. 24th – 10:30 am

by Terry Lewis

This workshop is  one of our offerings at this year’s This Old Warehouse Event.  Meet by the front desk, and tour our Salvage Arts room with antiques dealer Terry Lewis, and take a walk through the history of lighting, with an emphasis on early 20th Century electric lights. Learn about period lighting including style, methods of construction, types of shades, and scale of fixtures as related to room designs & furniture styles. Bring your questions!


Understanding Your Electrical System

Saturday, Sept. 24th – 11:00 am

by Steve Palmer of Stephen Palmer Electric, Inc.

This workshop will meet in the Forklift classroom, during this year’s This Old Warehouse fall festival.  Familiar with all types of wiring, dating back to the late 19th century, Steve will be sharing tips to troubleshoot and assess electrical safety in old homes.

Staffers at ECO City Farms in Edmonston stand in front of a straw and compost “incubator” that nurtures seedlings in the plant nursery. From left to right, Benny Erez, Viviana Lindo, Margaret Morgan-Hubbard, Matthew Carucci, Christian Melendez and John Costa.

Harvest Farm Tour

Saturday, Sept. 24th – 1:30 pm

By Kayla Agonoy, Communications & Volunteer Coordinator at ECO City Farms Edmonston

This tour will meet at the welcome tent during this year’s This Old Warehouse fall festival.  Join Kayla for a crisp neighborhood walk and a fall harvest tour of ECO City Farms, just a few blocks from the Forklift. See the autumn setting in on the farm, check out what they built using reclaimed materials from the Forklift, and enjoy some fresh air and nature in the heart of the Port Towns.

Steven Ortado with window

Restoring Historic Windows

Saturday, Sept. 24th – 3:00 pm

by Stephen Ortado of Historic Structures

This workshop will meet in the Forklift classroom, during this year’s This Old Warehouse fall festival.  An expert in conserving, restoring and reproducing period window styles from the early eighteenth century to the early twentieth, Stephen will cover basic maintenance and repair techniques for old windows.


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!

Here’s the band lineup:


 Save the Dates for our Fall Events:

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October 28th & 29th:

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.  

During the event, you will also have a rare opportunity to view Community Forklift’s large selection of vintage tools – normally sold only online!

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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.


 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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Make Your Own Renegade Chalk Paint 101 – Sunday September 25, 2016

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: