Sales & Hot Items

Open on Memorial Day – with a Storewide Sale!

Posted by on May 26, 2017 in Antiques & Vintage, Billboard, Blog, Customer Creations, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Ideas for Reuse, Ideas for Reuse & Repurposing, Sales | 0 comments

Yes, we are open this weekend and Memorial Day, so you can get a head start on all your summer DIY projects.

And because it’s a three-day weekend, we’re having a 40% off STOREWIDE sale! 

That includes things from shingles to floor tile and everything in between.  The sale last from 9am – 6pm, on Saturday 5/27 through Monday 5/29 (Remember, if you are dropping off a donation or picking up a bulky item, you must be here before 5:30pm).

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

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

And of course it’s wedding & graduation season, so if you need the perfect gift… stop in and pick up a Community Forklift gift card, or buy one online!

Terri & Jim Icarino had a beautiful wedding in Middle River, and used lots of reclaimed materials from the ‘Lift!  If you’ve used our materials in a creative way, please send your photos to Outreach(at)CommunityForklift.org

Midweek Flash Sale!

Posted by on May 23, 2017 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales | 0 comments

This Wednesday and Thursday, May 24-25, 2017, we’re having a carpet and table sale!

Take 40% off select carpet remnants and all tables!

 

This sale includes a specially-marked supply of barely used carpet remnants (most are approximately 10 x 10) and kitchen, dining, coffee and end tables!

Some exclusions apply. Kitchen islands, cabinets, bathroom vanities and desks are not included.  This sale does not include select specialty items, items with missing or damaged price tags, items from our consignment partners, or items listed online. May not be combined with other sales.

Need the perfect gift for graduations or weddings this spring? Stop in and pick up a Community Forklift gift card, or buy one online!

Remember, if you can’t make it out to see us, you can also visit our eBay and Etsy stores for some great finds.

Weekend Flash Sale!

Posted by on May 19, 2017 in Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales | 0 comments

This weekend, May 20-21, 2017,

APPLIANCES ARE HALF OFF!

We currently have a big selection of basic model appliances for prices starting as low as $45.  

The sale includes modern AND vintage appliances includingwashing machines, dryers, dishwashers, stoves, ovens, fridges, and microwaves with blue or orange tags.

Please note:  This sale does NOT include water heaters, 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.

Can’t make it out this weekend? You can also shop anytime with us on Ebay and Etsy.

Cover Your Walls!

Posted by on May 18, 2017 in Blog, Just arrived | 0 comments

We recently received a donation of really nice Dricore Smartwall which is insulated tongue-and-groove drywall specifically for finishing basements. Our price is $35/sheet.

We also have a sizeable quantity of slatwall, which can be used for retail merchandising, trade shows, or even a cool mid-century modern accent wall. Our price is $14 – $16 a sheet.

Come in soon while supplies last!

Midweek Flash Sale

Posted by on May 16, 2017 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales | 0 comments

This Wednesday and Thursday, May 17 and 18, 2017, take 40% off modern and vintage doors and windows. This includes interior and exterior doors, closet and louvered doors, carriage house doors, wood and vinyl windows and window sashes.

Some exclusions apply. This sale does not include select specialty items, items with missing or damaged price tags, items from our consignment partners, or items listed online. May not be combined with other sales.

 

If you need an excuse to take advantage of this great sale, check out our Pinterest boards for some upcycling projects you can do with doors and windows.

 

Weekend Flash Sale: 25% off furniture and decor

Posted by on May 12, 2017 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales | 0 comments

Do you know a mom who’s into DIY and design?  Here’s a sale just in time for Mother’s Day!

This weekend, May 13 and 14, 2017, take 25% off furniture and home decor, both modern AND vintage items with orange and blue tags.  This includes tables, chairs, dressers, desks, file cabinets, bookshelves, stools, mirrors, framed art, vases, trinkets, and much more!

Some exclusions apply. This sale does not include select specialty items, items with missing or damaged price tags, items from our consignment partners, items listed online, specialty items such as clawfoot tub couches,  kitchen or bathroom cabinets or other built-ins, workbenches or tool stands. May not be combined with other sales.

If you think the mom in your life would rather pick out something herself, stop by our front desk and get her a Community Forklift gift card!

Remember, if you can’t make it out to see us, you can also visit our eBay and Etsy stores for some great finds.

Mystery Salvage Sale Reveal

Posted by on May 5, 2017 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Events, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Forklift First Friday, general, Sales, Workshops | 0 comments

And the Mystery Salvage Sale is …

25% off storewide!

We promised you a salvage sale starting tonight during our our Forklift First Friday pop-up market & party!  Well, here it is:  save 25% off the price of almost every item in the warehouse!  Sale begins from 6pm – 8pm this evening, and extends through the weekend ( 9am – 6pm on Saturday and Sunday, May 6 – 7, 2017).

Some exclusions apply. This sale does not include lumber, items with missing or damaged price tags, select specialty items, items listed online, Salvage Arts antiques, Amazon Recycled Paint, Treincarnation raw-edge lumber, or reconditioned appliances from Alco Repair. May not be combined with other sales.

Plus… a DIY Workshop!

If you’re interested in carpentry and DIY, we have an additional reason to come by this weekend:  our free workshop, Introduction to Gluing Wood, at 11am on Sunday.  Register now to reserve your seat.

Remember, if you can’t make it out to see us, you can also visit our eBay and Etsy stores for some great finds. Proceeds support our work to lift up DC-area communities through reuse.

This Just In: Fancy Furniture

Posted by on May 4, 2017 in Blog, Ideas for Reuse, Just arrived, Sales, Things for Sale | 0 comments

Hurry in and check out the unique furniture pieces we just put out on the warehouse floor – this stuff will probably go very quickly.  If it doesn’t disappear today, it will surely go tomorrow night during our Forklift First Friday pop-up market & party.  Either way, don’t wait till the weekend!

For instance… this Lee Industries sectional. We normally don’t accept upholstered donations, but this one was too nice to pass up. And according to our hardworking floor team, it’s quite comfy too!

The coffee table pictured is made out of a vintage wrought iron fence.

 

 

Or this amazing custom curvy maple circular dining table. It even has wheels!

 

 

This pair of arm chairs is another salvaged specialty you shouldn’t miss. Don’t wait… the love seat they arrived with sold as we were setting it out on the floor!

 

Come hang out THIS FRIDAY evening! Mystery sale, craft beer, live music & more…

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in Blog, Community Happenings, Community Happenings, Events, Flash Sale, Forklift First Friday, News, Parties at Community Forklift | 0 comments

Forklift First Fridays are back!

On the First Friday of each month (May-September), we stay open late to host a pop-up market with a mystery sale, live music, local art, a food truck, and craft beer & wine (courtesy of Town Center Market). All ages are welcome.

Where: Community Forklift – 4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston MD 20781 (5 min. outside NE DC in the Port Towns neighborhood, near Hyattsville)
Who: YOU! And your friends, family, kids, neighbors, coworkers, and (friendly, leashed) dogs.
Cost: Free to attend – But you can support your local artists and businesses by purchasing their wares and tipping the band.

Coming up THIS Friday,  May 5th, 2017

6pm – 8pm

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Big Mystery Sale!!!

We’ll have an extra special 2-hour sale during the May party. We will announce the details online on Friday afternoon.

Dinner from KaftaMania 

This Lebanese/Mediterranean food truck serves three versions of the Kafta Sandwich (beef, turkey, vegetarian) and other traditional dishes.

   

Live Music from The Vico Cycle

The Vico Cycle is back! A returning Forklift favorite, they are a group of like-minded musicians based in the Washington, DC metro area who have come together to blend rock, funk, soul, blues, and hip-hop into a lively fusion of raw sound. Expect the unexpected…

Local art

3 Peas Handmade Soaps will be here with their bath and body products. Whatever your preference: lathery organic soaps, creative glycerin soaps, aromatic bath bombs or creamy body butters they have something for everyone. What originally was a hobby has now grown into a small family business comprised of a mom and her triplets.

Michelle Bailey is a realist painter living in Takoma Park, MD, a lovably quirky small town just northeast of Washington, D.C. which prides itself in keeping a small town feel, supporting local businesses and artists and celebrating its free-spirited nature by naming a rooster who once roamed the streets as its town icon. Many of her paintings capture scenes from this town. She’ll be here offering original paintings, prints, note cards & T-shirts for sale.

Pete Pichaske is a local photographer whose focus on nature photography combines three of his passions: creativity, traveling and hiking. While he loves journeying to faraway places and shooting storied sites (the cloud forests of Costa Rica, sunrise in the Grand Tetons, etc.), he gets as much pleasure shooting more prosaic local sites (Blackwater Wildlife Refuge on the Eastern Shore, Lake Artemesia in Berwyn Heights, etc.). He’s found there is beauty to be found in all of nature, if you look close enough. He’ll be here with nature/landscape photos, canvas prints, and note cards.

Pop-Up Bar

Town Center Market is back again this year and bringing an exciting selection of craft beers and wine to the ‘Lift each month.

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Coming up…

Forklift First Fridays will run from May through September this year. For more info, check out our schedule or subscribe to our blog for updates.

June 2
Featuring local artists, live blues, rhythm, & roots music from Jackson, Oziel, & Moss, sweet treats from Pink Confetti, and a food truck. 

July 7
Featuring local artists, live jazz/blues from the Ron Hicks Project, and Puerto Rican food from Honey’s Empanadas.

August 4
Join us for Jazz Night at the ‘Lift!
Featuring live jazz from The Thomas Kitchen Trio, local artists, and Central American food from El Pollo Submarine.

September 1
Featuring local artists, live music from The Iris Bell, and a food truck.

May 2017 Sales & Freebies

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in Antiques & Vintage, Billboard, Blog, Community Happenings, Events, Forklift First Friday, Monthly Sales, Parties at Community Forklift, Sales | 0 comments

Please Note:
Some exclusions apply.  Monthly specials do NOT include specialty items, consignment items, items sold online, & items with missing or damaged tags.  Monthly sales may not be combined with other sales.

50% off Lighting

Through the end of May, take half off modern & vintage lights, shades, & bulbs with blue and orange tags.  Sale does not include other light parts or electrical supplies, ceiling fans without lights, or white-tag items from our Salvage Arts consignment partner.

Photo by John Lynagh

50% off Shutters

Take half off shutters with orange & blue tags.  Does not include shutter hardware sold separately, or other types of window treatments.

50% off Radiators & Covers

Take half off orange & blue tags on cast iron radiators, as well as all types of radiator covers.  Sale does not include other HVAC equipment or supplies, plumbing or electrical parts.

5-Gallon Freebies:  Liquids & Color Paint

Giveaway includes 5-gallon buckets of donated color paint, stain, glazes, sealants, adhesives, joint compound, marine paint, and other types of liquid.

This offer does NOT INCLUDE WHITE or OFF-WHITE paint, or AMAZON Recycled Paint.

Up to 25 buckets per customer, while supplies last.  We cannot provide storage for freebie items – they must be removed right away.

Need an extra excuse to visit?

Remember that our Forklift First Friday series is back for the summer season!  The first pop-up party is on May 5th from 6pm – 8pm, so invite a friend, and come enjoy the live music, local art, delicious food, and special bargains.