Before & After: Reuse inspiration for cabinet sets and single cabinets

Cabinet sets and single cabinets aren’t just for kitchens, though the kitchens that use salvaged cabinets are certainly beautiful! Check out some of the cabinet-related projects that creative people have completed using materials from Community Forklift’s reuse warehouse.

A DIY masterpiece! Ashley and Stephen renovated their kitchen using Community Forklift cabinets and YouTube videos. What a transformation!


A Forklift Fan created this awesome DIY desk for their kids’ remote schooling! Using a salvaged Formica countertop and base cabinet from Community Forklift, they made a beautiful and functional school space for only $55!


A Forklift Fan used a salvaged cabinet, butcher block counter, and oops paint from Community Forklift to create this stylish and functional laundry room folding table and storage space! Off-centering the cabinet for a wider surface and more storage is genius. Thanks for supporting reuse! (Instagram: @thisnormalhouse)


It’s amazing what you can do with some paint and tile from Community Forklift. Isn’t this kitchen reno awesome? The mosaic backsplash tile was the inspiration for the project. If you find a cabinet set at the reuse warehouse that’s the right style but wrong finish, check out what a difference painting can make! (Instagram: @bespokeleathercouture)


Opening up a pantry closet to the dining room left a little nook between the two rooms … perfect for a home bar! The fabulous butcher-block counter and drawer pulls from Community Forklift look great. Thanks to a Forklift Fan for sending in the photos and choosing reuse! (Instagram: @lovelorimichelle)


Three-in-one! Can you believe this beautiful renovation featuring salvaged lighting, tile, and cabinets from Community Forklift? It’s awesome!

The Forklift Fan who sent in these photos says “I’m lucky to live pretty close to the fantastic community focused salvage warehouse Community Forklift. They also collected materials and fixtures from our demo, minimizing our construction waste a little. I felt proud to learn new skills and to breathe life back into these finds.”

I love how the cabinet set was split up and used in multiple areas and the colors are so soothing. Thank you for supporting reuse by donating and shopping at the warehouse!


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Would you like to share a project that you’ve completed using salvaged materials from Community Forklift? Send photos and a short description to outreach@CommunityForklift.org or tag us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter!

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Every time you donate or shop at Community Forklift, you’re helping us lift up local communities through reuse.  We turn the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by keeping perfectly good items out of the landfill, preserving historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating local green jobs.