Sales & Hot Items

Weekend Flash Sale – Furniture!

Posted by on Nov 18, 2017 in Blog, Flash Sale, Sales | 0 comments

This Saturday and Sunday, November 18 and 19, 2017, take 25% off furniture (both vintage and modern)!

 

 

We have lots in stock including tables, chairs, dressers, desks, bookshelves, and much more.  Sale does not include built-in shelving or cabinetry, kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanities, mantels, wall art or other home decor, items from our consignment partners, select specialty items, or items with missing or damaged price tags.

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Don’t forget to join us for Green Friday/Small Business Saturday! We will have food, music, crafts, local artisans and much more! Deck the halls and skip the malls!

If you can’t make it out to see us, visit our eBay and Etsy stores for some great finds! (And check out our Cyber Monday sales on November 27!)

Midweek Flash Sale- Windows and window parts!

Posted by on Nov 14, 2017 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Things for Sale | 0 comments

This Wednesday and Thursday, November 15 – 16, 2017, take 50% off windows, window sashes, window treatments, blinds, and shutters!

This includes modern and vintage salvaged and surplus windows and window sashes, including windows with wavy glass.

This flash sale does not include certain select specialty items, window trim, items with missing or damaged price tags, or items online or from our consignment partner, Salvage Arts.

Cliff Wright, of Wright Way Construction, often finds great deals on windows at the ‘Lift.

If you can’t make it out to see us, visit our eBay and Etsy stores for some great finds online!

We’re Open on Veteran’s Day and Storewide Sale!

Posted by on Nov 9, 2017 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales | 0 comments

Yes, we’re open on Veterans Day, and…

We’re having a STOREWIDE SALE!

From Friday through Sunday, Nov. 10-12, take 25% off almost everything in the store, including modern AND VINTAGE items with orange or blue tags.

In addition, active military, veterans, and their families get an extra 10% off with a valid military ID.

Flash sales do not include lumber, items from our consignment partners, select specialty items, items listed online, or items with missing or damaged price tags. May not be combined with other sales.

Plus, our Manager’s Special continues

We’ve recently marked down select furniture by 50% to 75% off, so look for the “Manager’s Special” tags, and snap them up before they’re gone.

 

Photo by Edward Jackson

Photo by Edward Jackson

Weekend Sale: Tile and Amazon Paint

Posted by on Nov 3, 2017 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales | 0 comments

This Saturday & Sunday,

Tile is 40% off!

On November 4th & 5th, 2017, save on ceramic, porcelain, & terra cotta tile. 

Please note: Some exclusions apply. Sale does not include loose (unbundled) tile; boxes and bundles that have been ripped open; stone or glass tile; select specialty items; carpet, wood, or other types of flooring. Flash sales do not include specialty items, items from our consignment partners, or items listed online.  Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold.  May not be combined with other sales.

Also, take 10% off Amazon Paint!

This weekend, save on all colors and sizes of Amazon Select Paint (including primer).  Amazon Select Paints are premium quality, eco-friendly latex paints. They are manufactured from surplus paint that the manufacturer collects from government, business, and consumers, and then recycles using patented technology. Amazon’s reprocessing system guarantees that every gallon sold meets strict specifications for color, gloss, viscosity and coverage.  Amazon Select Paint can be used for interior or exterior applications, and can be used on drywall, wood, stucco, or masonry.  It’s available in 20 beautiful and consistent colors.

November Sales: Doors & Cabinets

Posted by on Oct 31, 2017 in Billboard, Blog, Monthly Sales, Sales | 0 comments

This month, save on a wide variety of doors – and pick up a free cabinet or two while you’re here!

50% off Select Doors

Throughout November, take half off all doors with orange and blue price tags of $200 or less.  The sale includes many kinds of interior and exterior doors, including antique wood panel doors, oversized doors, modern doors, French doors, bifold doors, louvered, security doors, storm doors, and screen doors.

Sale does not include surplus doors or doors in frames. 

 

“Orphan” Cabinets FREE

Look for individual cabinets, doors, and drawers with price tags of $15 or less.  This month, they’re free while supplies last!

 

Please note:

Monthly sales do NOT include select specialty items, items from our consignment vendors, or items sold online. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold.  Monthly sales may not be combined with other sales or promotions.

Plus, we have a Managers Special…

We’ve recently marked down select furniture by 50% to 75% off, so look for the “Manager’s Special” tags, and snap them up before they’re gone.

Remember…

Check out our Pinterest page for some great upcycling ideas!  Also, if you need some hardware for your doors or cabinets, we have a lot of unique knobs and other vintage items listed online in our eBay and Etsy stores.

Midweek Flash Sale – Cabinets and Specially Marked Furniture!

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales | 0 comments

This Tuesday – Thursday, October 31 – November 2, 2017, take 50% off kitchen cabinet sets and singles.

(Including cabinet doors and drawers. )

This sale does not include select specialty items, items with missing or damaged price tags, living room furniture pieces, stand-alone pieces, vanity & sink sets, medicine cabinets, workbenches or tool stands, items from our consignment vendors, or items listed online. This sale may not be combined with other offers.

Also, don’t miss our Manager’s Special tags on TONS of pieces of furniture – 50-75% off!

Items on sale have Managers Special stickers and the percentage off is indicated on the sticker. Don’t miss out on some great bargains!

If you can’t make it out to see us, check out our eBay and Etsy stores for some great finds!

Weekend Flash Sale – Appliances!

Posted by on Oct 27, 2017 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales | 0 comments

This Saturday and Sunday, October 28-29, 2017, take 40% off kitchen and laundry appliances.

The sale includes modern AND vintage appliances including washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, stoves, ovens, fridges, and microwaves with blue or orange tags.  We usually have a variety of basic, high-end, and even some commercial appliances.

Please note:  this sale does NOT include water heaters, window air conditioners, other heating and cooling equipment, items listed on eBay or Etsy, appliances from our ALCO consignment partner, select specialty items, or items with missing or damaged price tags. May not be combined with other sales.

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Also, don’t miss our MANAGER’S SPECIAL tags on TONS of pieces of furniture!

We’re slashing prices 50-75% off to clear out some space in our furniture sections.

(Items on sale have Managers Special stickers and the percentage off is indicated on the sticker.) Don’t miss out on some great bargains!

If you can’t make it out to see us, check out our eBay and Etsy stores for some great finds!

Midweek Flash Sale! 50% Off Lighting!

Posted by on Oct 24, 2017 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales | 0 comments

This Wednesday and Thursday, October 25-26, 2017, take 50% off all modern and vintage lighting (including light fixtures, ceiling fans, shades and bulbs)!

Please note: Some additional exclusions apply. Flash sale does not include items from our Salvage Arts consignment partner, select specialty items, items listed online or items with missing or damaged price tags. May not be combined with other sales. This sale does not include other light parts or electrical supplies.

 

 

If you can’t make it out to see us, check out our eBay and Etsy stores for some great finds!

Funkyard Festival – Full Schedule of Bands, Workshops, & More!

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Events, general, Green Living, Ideas for Reuse, Ideas for Reuse & Repurposing, News, Non-profit partners, Our Partners, Parties at Community Forklift, Things for Sale, Workshops | 0 comments

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21ST

11AM – 5PM

Bring your friends, your family, and your (friendly, leashed) pets to the Community Forklift warehouse for a celebration of all things reuse in the DC area!  We’re highlighting fun(ky)/artistic and practical reuse, while also celebrating the preservation of our local history.

Meet historic preservation experts and tradespeople, get antique appraisal advice, and attend free workshops on DIY repair and creative reuse.  We’ll have artists who work with salvaged/reused materials, live funk music, kids’ activities, a local food truck, local craft beer and wine, and locally salvaged items for sale!

Featuring:

WORKSHOPS ON DIY REPAIR & CREATIVE REUSE

11am-12pm: Salvaged Pallet Wood Signs, presented by Angie Bell

1pm-2pm: Refinishing a Table, presented by Julie Jay Dawson

3pm-4pm: Create a Shelf from a Reclaimed Door, presented by Mark Wardlaw

 

LOCAL PRESERVATION & HISTORICAL EXPERTS

Preservation Maryland

Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center

 

LIVE FUNK MUSIC

11am-12:30pm: Ron Hicks Project
Viewed as one of the best blues /jazz bands in the metro area, the varied vocal talents from several members (Ron, Herbie and Glen) give the band its distinctive and aggressive flavor that is recognized over the DC, Maryland, and Virginia area. The Ron Hicks Project Music is spiced in the south, cooked in Chicago and served in the DMV.

1:30-3pm: Vico Cycle
The Vico Cycle is a group of like-minded musicians based in the Washington, DC metro area who have come together to blend rock, funk, blues, soul, & hip-hop into a lively fusion of raw sound.

4pm-5pm: DJ Flava
DJ Flava is an International Radio Personality, DJ, Community Activist and Financial Coach based in Washington, DC. You can catch him on 93.9 WKYS FM Radio.

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PICKER’S PARADISE

Find the tent in our courtyard full of treasures! We’ll have crates of parts & pieces for your upcycling projects.

 

LOCALLY SALVAGED ARCHITECTURAL PIECES

Don’t miss the beautiful rugs & stained glass —they’re on display for one day only, so buy your favorite before they’re gone. And don’t forget: almost everything else in the warehouse was locally salvaged, too!

 

ANTIQUES ADVICE

If you love Antiques Roadshow, we’ve got a treat for you! Bring in your vintage items (or a picture!) to learn more about them! If you enjoy the advice, donations to the Forklift are greatly appreciated.  Presented by Chris Melendez of Community Forklift.

 

ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES!

Help us recycle a house into hardware wind chimes,  play some tunes on instruments made from salvaged materials, and be dazzled by the tricks of strolling magician Matt Neufeld (from 2pm-5pm).

 

POTTERY DEMOS

Join Forklifter Andrew Francis in the courtyard for live pottery demos. He’ll be creating with fresh clay and incorporating salvaged items from the warehouse for texture.

 

LOCAL ARTISTS

Browse the work of local artists who create using salvaged materials!

Delia Mychajluk 
Lyndaker Inlay
MW Forge
Reenie’s Prints, Etc.

 

LOCAL FOOD

“In 2009 we had an idea to leave our 9-5s (Che worked in politics and Tadd in tech) to open our own biz that served smoked meats, sandwiches, and fresh sides in a neighborhood store complete with a stocked deli case, just like the butcher shops we knew growing up. We loved cooking for friends and family, hosting special occasions, and having people over. We also wanted a spot where neighbors met and friends gathered.

That year was the height of the recession, when making that dream come true was out of reach. So we maxed out credit cards, cashed in a 401k, borrowed from friends, and in 2011 opened our BBQ Bus food truck…Six years and many curbside services later, and with a lot of love from all of you, we’ve been fortunate enough to open that shop, and we finally have that deli case.

Whether you’re catching us curbside, ordering delivery for just you or the whole crew, celebrating the most special of occasions, or having lunch with us at the new Smokehouse, our job remains the same as it did when we first hit the streets in 2011: To fill you up on the eats you love best surrounded by the ones you care for the most. Gather ’round now, it’s time for BBQ.”

 

AND LOCAL CRAFT BEER & WINE!

Our fabulous partners Town Center Market are back with their pop-up bar, this time featuring local brews.

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Special Thanks to:

Riverdale Park Arts Council for the use of their sound system, and Behnke’s for their donation of hay bales.

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Midweek Flash Sale – 50% Off Tables and Chairs!

Posted by on Oct 17, 2017 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales | 0 comments

It’s time to start planning your holiday gatherings!

This Wednesday and Thursday, October 18 and 19, 2017, all dining sets, dining tables, chair sets and all tables are 50% off! This includes coffee tables, sofa tables and side tables.

Items priced as a set (sets of chairs or tables and chairs) may not be broken up and must be purchased together. This sale does not include select specialty items, items from our Salvage Arts consignment partner, items listed online, or items with missing or damaged price tags.

 

AND, all individual chairs (not part of a set) are buy one, get one free! (Buy one chair and get a second chair of equal or lesser value free!)

 

 

And don’t forget, this SATURDAY, October 21, 2017 is our Funkyard Festival to celebrate National Reuse Day, we’ll have live funk music, craft beer & wine, a food truck, a Pickers Paradise section, local artists, antiques advice, DIY workshops, and activities for all ages.