Before and After: Forklift Fans put salvaged materials to good reuse!

This awesome cabinet from the reuse warehouse got a light, bright upcycle! I love the carved detail between the two doors and the little lip at the back of the top. Thanks for giving this salvaged piece of furniture a new purpose through reuse! Photos by @linnyfriend (Instagram)


Check out the vintage doorknob hardware from Community Forklift that was used in this closet makeover! The warm tone of the hardware looks fantastic against the dark satin finish of the door. Thanks for upcycling these knobs and giving them a new (incredibly stylish) use! Project by @malcolmsimmons (Instagram), “after” photo by @eastandlane (Instagram)


Check out how a Community Forklift fan used these lockers from our reuse warehouse in her home gym project! Purchased for $80, a contractor helped incorporate them into the room and give them a built-in feel. Thanks for choosing reuse and giving these lockers a new home! Photos by @seemeindc (Instagram)


A reuse fan made some great stuff out of Treincarnation lumber from Community Forklift! The live edge walnut slab in the before photo turned into the three matching cutting boards in the back. The wood grain and color are beautiful! The cribbage board up front is also from Treincarnation lumber, this time Siberian Elm. Thanks finding so many great uses for this salvaged wood! Photos by @bro.ken_woodworking (Instagram)


These salvaged cabinets from Community Forklift’s reuse warehouse look stellar in this kitchen renovation! Painted and reconfigured to fit the new galley kitchen space, you’d never guess the set was salvaged. Thanks for giving these materials a new home and helping to save them from the landfill! Photos by @theredbrickrowhome (Instagram)


These neat little shelves for spices are a creative idea! Convenient but out of the way and organized, I think the many-colored contents double as art. Thanks to a reuse fan for sharing their upcycling project using salvaged materials from the reuse warehouse! Photos by @thirdpaige (Instagram)


Check out this awesome kitchen renovation incorporating salvaged materials from the Community Forklift reuse warehouse! The 19-piece cabinet set, soapstone counter with integrated sink, and wall oven are all secondhand materials. Thanks for choosing reuse, conserving natural resources, and supporting the community and our nonprofit!


This live edge countertop created with Treincarnation lumber from Community Forklift is gorgeous! The rich, warm natural wood works so well with the blue tile and white cabinets. Treincarnation live edge lumber is milled from trees felled by storms or removed for development. Thanks for choosing reuse and supporting our nonprofit!


Did you know Community Forklift stocks salvaged cabinet doors? Check out this upcycled tray that a Forklift Fan created using one along with some drawer pulls! Thanks for choosing reuse and giving these doors a creative new purpose! Photos by @foreverandalwaysvintage (Facebook/Instagram)


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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.