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Weekend sale on mantles and lighting

Posted by on Dec 14, 2018 in Antiques & Vintage, Billboard, Blog, Customer Creations, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Green Living, Ideas for Reuse & Repurposing, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

Weekend sale on mantles and lighting

This Saturday & Sunday,

Lighting is 25% off

and

Mantels are 50% off

On December 15 & 16, 2018, take 25% off hundreds of modern and vintage light fixtures and light shades (excluding consignment pieces). We’ve got crystal chandeliers, glass globes, flush-mounted lights, wall sconces, patio and porch lights, fluorescent fixtures, and lamps from every era.  Plus, our antique mantelpieces are half off during the weekend sale.  Add a lot of value to your home for very little money!

We’ve got several dozen mantels in stock right now, so you can choose from a nice selection of sizes and styles.  Pictures don’t do justice to the gorgeous old wood grain and carved details!

 

Forklift Fan Nicole brought one of our mantels home for her 1940’s rowhome – and she did a lovely job decorating it for the holidays.  Check out more pictures of her gorgeous house (and fluffy puppy!)  on Instagram @FloralAndPearls

Please note:  The weekend sale does not include other light parts or electrical supplies, restored lights from our Salvage Arts consignment partner, or other fireplace accessories or HVAC equipment.  Flash sales do not include select specialty items, or items listed online. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. Flash sales may not be combined with other sales or promotions.

Connecting the Community to Winter Resources

Posted by on Dec 13, 2018 in Blog, Community Giving Programs, Green Living, Non-profit partners | 0 comments

Connecting the Community to Winter Resources

As the temperature drops in December, we’d like to share a story from our Community Building Blocks (CBB) Partner, the Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia (DCPSC), which is continuing its campaign to help make the Nation’s Capital a Winter Ready Nation. This past October, the DCPSC held its third annual “Winter Ready DC event and the theme was “Connecting the Community to Winter Resources.”

For the event, the DCPSC asked Forklift if we could provide some materials for their presenters to use as a display. In response, we invited them to apply to our Community Building Blocks (CBB) Program, which awards materials grants to nonprofits, schools, community gardens, and other community-based projects and events. They applied immediately, and were granted a free standing window and door to use for their demonstration of winterization tips.

The window and door are Forklift materials that were used as display items to demonstrate weatherization tips for event attendees.

The props were such a successful addition to the event, that we received the following message:

“Thank you again for all of your help with this event. The props that you provided really transformed the look and feel of the event. I have attached a few pictures that highlight how the door and window was used for Winter Ready DC.  Once again, thank you for all of your efforts.” –Wendy N.

The event brought together utility representatives, home professionals, contractors, and community leaders in an effort to better prepare families and businesses in the District with upcoming winter energy bills. The DCPSC invited utility representatives to discuss their energy efficiency and customer assistance programs available to D.C. residents who may need assistance with high utility bills during the winter months. And, they invited home professionals to provide practical tips on how to winterize your home on a budget. Community leaders also attended so that they could relay the information to their constituents.

We’d like give the DCPSC a shout out for continuing their efforts to assist DC residents with energy preparedness!

 

Need a gift for a DIY-er, vintage-lover, or handyperson?

Posted by on Dec 12, 2018 in Billboard, Blog, Holidays and Long Weekends, Sales, Things for Sale | 0 comments

Need a gift for a DIY-er, vintage-lover, or handyperson?

Stop by the warehouse to pick up a Forklift gift card today!  We offer Community Forklift gift cards in any amount from $5 and up.

(We also have a limited number of Forklift t-shirts for sale at our front desk.  We normally carry sizes small to 3X in mens and womens styles, but they’ve been selling fast and we may be out of stock in some sizes until after the holidays).

Buy gift cards online!

Can’t get over to our warehouse?  You can buy a Forklift gift card online, and we’ll mail it for you.  Just make sure you do it very soon if you want it to arrive by Christmas!

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By purchasing a gift card, you’re helping Community Forklift lift up local communities.  Our nonprofit turns the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – keeping perfectly good items out of the landfill, preserving historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating local green jobs. 

 

 

 

Midweek Flash Sale: 40% off Appliances & Cabinets

Posted by on Dec 10, 2018 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, online sales, Sales | 0 comments

Midweek Flash Sale:  40% off Appliances & Cabinets

This Tuesday – Thursday,

it’s a great time to upgrade your kitchen!

Appliances are 40% off

From December 11th – 13th, 2018, save on ranges and cooktops, refrigerators, microwaves, dishwashers, wall ovens, wash machines, and dryers.

(If you’ll need time to rent a truck or hire help, remember that you may store bulky items for free for up to 5 days after purchase.  Also, we offer a 3-week return policy on Forklift appliances)

Kitchen Cabinets are 40% off

We’ve got a nice variety of kitchen cabinet sets, and the midweek flash sale also includes single “orphan” cabinets, and cabinet doors.

Please note: The midweek flash sale does not include bathroom cabinets; countertops, work benches or tool stands; appliances from our ALCO consignment partner, water heaters, window air conditioners, other heating and cooling equipment; select specialty items; or items listed online. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. Flash sales may not be combined with other sales or promotions.

Have you visited our online marketplace?

Perhaps you don’t need cabinets, but you’re looking for vintage cabinet hardware?  Or maybe you need a great gift?  Check out our Marketplace and eBay store, or purchase a Forklift gift card for a loved one.

(Although flash sales do not apply to items listed online, you’ll find a nice variety of unique and specialty items, as well as great deals on commercial items, new-in-box faucets, high-end appliances, and more) .

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Community Forklift turns 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. Every dollar you spend in our warehouse helps us lift up local communities through reuse.

 

 

Get your donations in before the end of the year!

Posted by on Dec 10, 2018 in Blog, Donation Development, general, Holidays and Long Weekends, News | 0 comments

2019 is rapidly approaching, so don’t forget to get your donations in before the tax year ends!

If you would like to drop off a donation, we recommend that you come now and avoid the long drop-off line that often occurs on the last weekend of the year. We accept donations 7 days a week from 9am to 6:30pm.  

And don’t forget that we offer a free pickup service for larger donations! If you want to schedule a pickup appointment before the new year, contact us as soon as possible to make sure we can accommodate you.

Every item you donate supports our mission of lifting up communities through reuse – and it’s tax-deductible! You can refresh your memory of our Donation Guidelines here.

Weekend Flash Sale: Tile and Carpet

Posted by on Dec 8, 2018 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

Weekend Flash Sale:  Tile and Carpet

This weekend, December 8th & 9th, 

Tile & carpet are 40% off

Save on boxes and bundles of ceramic, porcelain, terracotta, stone, vinyl, and glass tile, including pallets of brand-new surplus tile!  The sale also applies to rolls of vinyl and marmoleum.

You can also save on carpet and rugs, including carpet tile and rolls of beautiful surplus carpet.

Sale does not include single tiles or loose (un-bundled) tile; boxes and bundles that have been ripped open; roof tile; wood flooring; trim. lumber, paneling, or beadboard; or items with missing or damaged price tags. Flash sales also do not include white tag items, items from our consignment partners, or online items.  May not be combined with other sales.

 

Can’t make it to the warehouse? 

Shop with us online!

You can still do some holiday shopping online in our Marketplace and eBay store, or purchase a Forklift gift card for a loved one.  (Although flash sales do not apply to items listed online, you’ll find a nice variety of unique and specialty items, as well as great deals on new-in-box faucets, appliances, and more)

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Community Forklift aims to turn the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by diverting landfill waste, preserving historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies and creating green jobs. Every dollar you spend in our warehouse helps us lift up local communities through reuse.

Upcoming Workshops

Posted by on Dec 7, 2018 in Blog, Green Living, Workshops | 0 comments

As we wind down for the year, we wanted to make sure you knew about the final few workshops we have scheduled in 2018!

Handcrafted Chairs: A Hybrid Approach of Traditional and Modern Techniques
Presented by Chris Desautels
December 8 | 3pm-4pm

Chris Desautels is a University Park resident whose day job is building and maintaining web applications for the Federal Government. But when he’s not pushing electrons around he likes to work with his hands, building furniture in his small but well-equipped workshop. As of late, he has been focusing on building chairs, using a combination of traditional and modern techniques. Join him for a discussion and presentation of the various skills, techniques and tools involved, and his thoughts on traditional versus modern techniques. He will also be showing a few of his recent creations.

Click here for details and registration information!

Make Your Own Winter Sign from Reclaimed Wood
Presented by Jen of Reclaimed By You
December 15 | 1pm-3pm

Join us for a fun, gift-making workshop! Using chalk paint, stencils, and reclaimed wood, you will be able to make one of three adorable holiday signs. Bring your own surface to craft on for $10, or purchase one from Jen for $20.

Click here for details and registration information!

 

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And we are always searching for new workshop presenters! If you are a tradesperson or creative DIYer and would like to lead a workshop on practical how-to’s or creative reuse, please propose your workshop idea with us here. And please spread the word to your handy friends, too!

Half off Housewares & Furniture

Posted by on Dec 4, 2018 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

Half off Housewares & Furniture

This Wednesday and Thursday,

furniture, art, & housewares are 50% off

On Dec. 5th & 6th, 2018, save on modern AND vintage chairs, tables, dressers, shelves, desks, cookware, lamps, mirrors, wall art, and more!

Please note: This flash sale does not include built-in shelving or cabinetry like bathroom vanities, kitchen cabinets, or lockers; work benches or tool stands; mantels; appliances; select specialty items, items from our consignment partners, or items listed online. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. Flash sales may not be combined with other sales or promotions.

Yes, Christmas decor is half off too!

Wreaths, boxes of surplus lights, ornaments, and other items in our holiday pop-up shop are part of the two-day sale.

Can’t make it to the warehouse?  Shop with us online! 

You can still do some holiday shopping online in our Marketplace and eBay store, or purchase a Forklift gift card for a loved one.  (Although flash sales do not apply to items listed online, you’ll find a nice variety of unique and specialty items, as well as great deals on new-in-box faucets, appliances, and more)

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Community Forklift aims to turn the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by diverting landfill waste, preserving historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies and creating green jobs. Every dollar you spend in our warehouse helps us lift up local communities through reuse.

40% off holiday decorations, appliances, and hundreds of doors!

Posted by on Nov 30, 2018 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Monthly Sales, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

40% off holiday decorations, appliances, and hundreds of doors!

Hi Forklift Fans – we’ve got several sales to announce!  Save on appliances and holiday decor this weekend, and save on doors all month long.

Weekend Flash Sales:

Appliances are 40% off

On December 1st & 2nd, save on ranges and cooktops, refrigerators, microwaves, dishwashers, wall ovens, washers, and dryers.

Please note:  This sale does NOT include water heaters, air conditioners, other heating and cooling equipment, select specialty items, items listed online, or consignment items from ALCO Appliances. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. Flash sales may not be combined with other sales or promotions.

Holiday Decor is 40% off

This weekend, save on items in our Christmas pop-up shop, including wreaths, new-in-box strings of lights, LED projectors, vintage ornaments, and more.  Get everything you need to deck your halls this holiday season.

 

December Sale:

40% off Doors

We have over 1,200 modern and vintage doors in stock right now – and this month, save 40% off almost all of them – including barn doors, antique wood panel doors, french doors, oversized doors, bifold doors, louvered doors, iron security doors, storm doors, screen doors, and modern doors in frames.

Please note:  this sale does NOT include doors with stained glass, pebbled glass, or other specialty glass. Monthly sales do not include select 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 or promotions.

Funky Gifts for the Holidays

Posted by on Nov 28, 2018 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, online sales, Sales & Hot Items, Things for Sale | 0 comments

Funky Gifts for the Holidays

Shop Community Forklift for
Funky Holiday Gifts!

Is the stress of finding just the right holiday gift setting in? We’ve got you covered! Community Forklift has hundreds of unique and vintage gifts in our warehouse and online stores. Find something for even the pickiest person among our interior decor, ephemera, unique local items, new and vintage tools, beautiful lamps, historic items, what-nots, and so much more!

Shop online at the Community Forklift Marketplace
and our eBay stores.

Vintage items listed online from the top clockwise:* Goose andirons; US Capital tie rack; silver and gold plated menorah made in Israel; 78rpm records and players; several antique scoreboard sign numbers; Jean-François Batellier print; French country brass coat and hat hook; several 1940’s Child-Craft books.

 


Shop our warehouse store for holiday items,
and fantastic gift ideas!

From the top clockwise:* 13 drawer Craftsman rolling tool cabinet; antique rocking chair; 1955 Singer 99K made in Kilbowie, Scotland; large carpenter’s tool box with copper handle; custom Corinthian capital table base; 16″ disk harrow blades; folk birdhouse; Art-Deco lighting; star impression mold;

 


We also still have many holiday items available in our pop-up Christmas Shop!
Find lights, ornaments, tree stands, and more. Don’t wait ’til the best stuff is gone!

 

*All pictured items are currently for sale and may no longer be available

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