The Prince George’s Department of the Environment not only buys local, they’re also avid Forklift Fans! So, when Adam Ortiz, Director of the DOE, asked if we could make bookshelves for the DOE office out of reclaimed lumber, we happily answered YES!
This is double the fun for our Facilities Manager, David McDuff, since we’ve long been considering a job-training program in carpentry here at the ‘Lift. Even though we don’t normally build custom furniture, these bookshelves might just be the beginning of what could turn into a great educational program and a new way to serve our local community through reuse.
In the meantime, you can check out other local makers who are using reclaimed lumber and materials to create beautiful and unique pieces of decor for folks here in the Prince Georges area (and beyond).