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Save 25% on Kitchen Cabinets, School Cabinets, and Single Cabinets

Posted by on May 14, 2021 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

Save 25% on Kitchen Cabinets, School Cabinets, and Single Cabinets

Saturday, May 15 & Sunday, May 16

This weekend, May 15 & 16, take 25% off the orange and blue tags on kitchen cabinet sets, single kitchen cabinets, and cabinet doors. We also have cabinets from a school science classroom for only $50 a section ($37.50 after discount)! These cabinets have nice deep drawers and would work great for a garage or basement storage or in an industrial style kitchen or bath. We offer 5 days of free storage to give you time to arrange for transportation, if needed!

Community Forklift is committed to staying open as a resource providing free and low-cost essential home repair materials to the community. We are taking all precautions recommended by the CDC and are paying close attention to warehouse conditions. Please stay home if you are sick or at a higher risk of getting very sick. Learn what to do if you are sick here.

Please continue to wear a mask while at Community Forklift. Under Maryland Executive Order, everyone over the age of five is required to wear a face covering in the public spaces of all Maryland businesses. Help keep our community safe by wearing a mask that covers your mouth and nose and maintaining a six-foot distance from other people. Thank you!

Please note our warehouse hours: Monday – Sunday, 12 – 5 pm. You can also shop online and choose low-contact pickup through the Community Forklift Marketplace!


Community Forklift provides free home repair supplies and other essentials to households with limited resources through our Home Essentials Program. If you or someone you know needs kitchen cabinets or other supplies but will have difficulty paying for them, please take a look!


Please note: discount does not include bathroom cabinets, living room cabinets, work benches, tool stands, vintage hutches, select specialty items, items from our consignment partners, or items listed on eBay or Chairish. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. Discount may not be combined with other discounts or promotions.

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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. 

A Fabulous Teacher’s Lounge Transformation

Posted by on May 13, 2021 in Blog, Community Giving Programs, Non-profit partners | 0 comments

A Fabulous Teacher’s Lounge Transformation

As schools and educators were preparing to return to school for in-person learning, Mt. Rainier Elementary School decided to show their appreciation for teachers by transforming its existing Teacher’s Lounge into an inviting vibrant space where staff can relax!

Community Forklift’s Community Building Blocks program provided the school with a dining set and side table for the newly refurbished space. Jasmine Washington, Community School Coordinator at Mt. Rainier Elementary, shared that she was inspired to create a space for the teachers to “unwind and reset.” She added that “having a place for staff members to get away from their work tasks can help decrease stress levels and increase productivity. Allowing staff members a place where they can spend some time away from their workspace to relax and reboot, especially when doing complex or repetitive tasks.”

Once the project was completed, Jasmine sent us a few photos and a kind message: “It was a pleasure to work with Community Forklift on another project that benefits school culture. Our vision was to create a space that staff members could take a breather from their classes. We were very intentional about picking the paint color to the artwork in the space…We are grateful for the partnership with [Community Forklift] and looking forward to collaborating on future projects.”

Mt. Rainier Elementary School and its Parent Teacher Organization members have done an amazing job designing the Teacher’s Lounge. We want to give a big thanks to all the teachers that go above and beyond for their students and hope that they will enjoy their new space!

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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. 


Save 25% on tile this weekend!

Posted by on May 7, 2021 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

Save 25% on tile this weekend!

Tile is 25% off May 8 & 9!

There are so many beautiful styles of wall and floor tile available in the Community Forklift nonprofit reuse warehouse! Saturday, May 8, and Sunday, May 9, take 25% off the marked prices on ceramic, porcelain, stone, terracotta, vinyl, and glass tile.

Community Forklift is committed to staying open as a resource providing free and low-cost essential home repair materials to the community. We are taking all precautions recommended by the CDC and are paying close attention to warehouse conditions. Please stay home if you are sick or at a higher risk of getting very sick. Learn what to do if you are sick here.

Under Maryland Executive Order, everyone over the age of five is required to wear a face covering in the public spaces of all Maryland businesses, including Community Forklift. Help keep our community safe by wearing a mask that covers your mouth and nose and maintaining a six-foot distance from other people. Thank you!

Please note our warehouse hours: Monday – Sunday, 12 – 5 pm. You can also shop online and choose low-contact pickup through the Community Forklift Marketplace!


Community Forklift provides free home repair supplies and other essentials to households with limited resources through our Home Essentials Program. If you or someone you know needs tile or other supplies but will have difficulty paying for them, please take a look!


Please note: tile discount applies only to bundles and boxes of tile, not loose pieces. Discount does not include other types of flooring or furniture, roof tile, wood tile, select specialty items, items listed on eBay or Chairish, or items from our consignment partners. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. Discount may not be combined with other discounts or promotions.

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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. 

Behind Door #1: A 25% off doors sale!

Posted by on Apr 30, 2021 in Blog, Flash Sale, Monthly Sales, Sales, Sales & Hot Items, Things for Sale | 0 comments

Behind Door #1: A 25% off doors sale!

Save 25% on Doors during the month of May!

Take 25% off the marked prices on modern and vintage doors for the entire month of May. This includes interior and exterior doors, antique wood panel doors, french doors, oversized doors, bifold doors, louvered doors, security doors, storm doors, screen doors, and doors in frames. We also offer 5 days of free storage after purchase to give you time to arrange for transportation, if needed.

At Community Forklift, your well-being is our first priority. We are taking all precautions recommended by the CDC and are paying close attention to the situation. Please stay home if you are sick or at a high risk of getting very sick (learn what to do if you are sick here). Please maintain a six-foot distance from other people when shopping in the warehouse.

Under Maryland Executive Order, everyone over the age of five is required to wear a face covering in the public spaces of all Maryland businesses, including Community Forklift. Help keep our community safe by wearing a mask that covers your mouth and nose and maintaining a six-foot distance from other people. Thank you!

Please note our warehouse hours: Monday – Sunday, 12 – 5 pm. You can also shop online and choose low-contact pickup through the Community Forklift Marketplace!


Community Forklift provides free home repair supplies and other essentials to households with limited resources through our Home Essentials Program. If you or someone you know needs doors or other supplies but will have difficulty paying for them, please take a look!


Please note: discount does not include doors with stained glass, pebbled glass, or other specialty glass, specialty items, items from our consignment partners, or items listed on eBay or Chairish. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. Discount may not be combined with other offers.

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Every time you donateor 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. 

Modern and vintage lighting is 25% off April 30–May 2!

Posted by on Apr 29, 2021 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

Modern and vintage lighting is 25% off April 30–May 2!

Friday, April 30 – Sunday, May 2

Take 25% off the blue and orange price tags on hundreds of lights, from modern fixtures to antique chandeliers. The discount includes glass shades and globes, overhead lights, flush-mounted lights, wall sconces, outdoor lighting, fluorescent fixtures, and lamps.

Community Forklift is committed to staying open as a resource providing free and low-cost essential home repair materials to the community. We are taking all precautions recommended by the CDC and are paying close attention to warehouse conditions. Please stay home if you are sick or at a higher risk of getting very sick. Learn what to do if you are sick here.

Under Maryland Executive Order, everyone over the age of five is required to wear a face covering in the public spaces of all Maryland businesses, including Community Forklift. Help keep our community safe by wearing a mask that covers your mouth and nose and maintaining a six-foot distance from other people. Thank you!

Please note our warehouse hours: Monday – Sunday, 12 – 5 pm. You can also shop online and choose low-contact pickup through the Community Forklift Marketplace!


Community Forklift provides free home repair supplies and other essentials to households with limited resources through our Home Essentials Program. If you or someone you know needs lighting or other supplies but will have difficulty paying for them, please take a look!


Please note: discount does not include light parts, electrical supplies, select specialty items, items from our consignment partners, or items listed online in our eBay or Chairish shops. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. May not be combined with other discounts or promotions.

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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. 

5 creative reuse projects using Community Forklift materials!

Posted by on Apr 27, 2021 in Blog, Customer Creations, Gardening, Green Living, Ideas for Reuse, Ideas for Reuse & Repurposing | 0 comments

5 creative reuse projects using Community Forklift materials!

We are so impressed by the creativity and resourcefulness of the people who shop at our reuse warehouse. Check out some of their recent DIY projects below! Thanks, as always, for shopping at Community Forklift or donating materials or funds to support our mission. Together we’re helping lift up our community through reuse!

If you’d like to share a project that you’ve created with Community Forklift materials, send some photos and a description to Outreach@CommunityForklift.org.


Check out the beautiful teal paint job on this awesome headboard! Created by upcycling a vintage door, it adds a great bit of color and personality to this Forklift Fan’s bedroom.


This awesome garden planter box was fashioned out of a cabinet and wooden posts from Community Forklift. From scrap to salad!


Check out this trellis created with wrought iron pieces from Community Forklift! This one was made with fence and railing panels, but you could also make one out of salvaged doors.


A creative Forklift Fan used a plant stand and salvaged cabinet door from Community Forklift to create this sleek and modern bar cart! A 1×4 for the top tray sides, plexiglass for the bottom shelf, and some spray paint helped complete the transformation.


A vinegar bath and some cleaning did wonders for this $1 vintage hardware from Community Forklift! The new owner liked them so much, she came back to the warehouse and bought more. They look great on the vintage cabinets in her 1941 home!

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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.

Tile is 25% off this weekend!

Posted by on Apr 23, 2021 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

Tile is 25% off this weekend!

Save 25% on tile April 24 & 25!

There are so many beautiful styles of wall and floor tile available in the Community Forklift nonprofit reuse warehouse! Saturday, April 24, and Sunday, April 25, you can take 25% off the marked prices on ceramic, porcelain, stone, terracotta, vinyl, and glass tile.

Community Forklift is committed to staying open as a resource providing free and low-cost essential home repair materials to the community. We are taking all precautions recommended by the CDC and are paying close attention to warehouse conditions. Please stay home if you are sick or at a higher risk of getting very sick. Learn what to do if you are sick here.

Under Maryland Executive Order, everyone over the age of five is required to wear a face covering in the public spaces of all Maryland businesses, including Community Forklift. Help keep our community safe by wearing a mask that covers your mouth and nose and maintaining a six-foot distance from other people. Thank you!

Please note our warehouse hours: Monday – Sunday, 12 – 5 pm. You can also shop online and choose low-contact pickup through the Community Forklift Marketplace!


Community Forklift provides free home repair supplies and other essentials to households with limited resources through our Home Essentials Program. If you or someone you know needs tile or other supplies but will have difficulty paying for them, please take a look!


Please note: tile discount applies only to bundles and boxes of tile, not loose pieces. Discount does not include other types of flooring or furniture, roof tile, wood tile, select specialty items, items listed on eBay or Chairish, or items from our consignment partners. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. Discount may not be combined with other discounts or promotions.

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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. 

An Earth Day Thank You

Posted by on Apr 22, 2021 in Blog | 0 comments

An Earth Day Thank You

Sitting outside on a cold and windy April Day at Community Forklift, I spy cardboard tumbleweed as the breeze picks up detritus from someone loading building materials into their truck. The ground cover here is a mix of industrial odds and ends and bits of leaves, dust and petals from the natural park area across the street. And so much like us, a strange and exhilarating mix of “the made” and the natural, the discarded and the selected, the reality of degradation and the possibility for renewal.

We have shared with our neighbors and friends a year of contradictions, difficulty and struggle. And we have stood steadfast and have remained open and have continued to provide critically needed home essentials. So this year we honor “Earth Day” by recognizing the resilience, creativity and care in our corner of the planet.

Thank you to all that have supported us and continue to work in common cause to save our dear home, Planet Earth.

Nancy J. Meyer
Community Forklift CEO

Save 25% on modern and vintage light fixtures!

Posted by on Apr 16, 2021 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

Save 25% on modern and vintage light fixtures!

April 17 & 18

This Saturday and Sunday, take 25% off the blue and orange price tags on hundreds of lights, from modern fixtures to antique chandeliers. There are so many beautiful and interesting light fixtures from many different decades here in the warehouse! The discount includes glass shades and globes, overhead lights, flush-mounted lights, wall sconces, outdoor lighting, fluorescent fixtures, and lamps.

Community Forklift is committed to staying open as a resource providing free and low-cost essential home repair materials to the community. We are taking all precautions recommended by the CDC and are paying close attention to warehouse conditions. Please stay home if you are sick or at a higher risk of getting very sick. Learn what to do if you are sick here.

Under Maryland Executive Order, everyone over the age of five is required to wear a face covering in the public spaces of all Maryland businesses, including Community Forklift. Help keep our community safe by wearing a mask that covers your mouth and nose and maintaining a six-foot distance from other people. Thank you!

Please note our warehouse hours: Monday – Sunday, 12 – 5 pm. You can also shop online and choose low-contact pickup through the Community Forklift Marketplace!


Community Forklift provides free home repair supplies and other essentials to households with limited resources through our Home Essentials Program. If you or someone you know needs lighting or other supplies but will have difficulty paying for them, please take a look!


Please note: discount does not include light parts, electrical supplies, select specialty items, items from our consignment partners, or items listed online in our eBay or Chairish shops. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. May not be combined with other discounts or promotions.

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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. 

Before and After: creative upcycled garden chandelier!

Posted by on Apr 15, 2021 in Blog, Customer Creations, Gardening, Green Living, Ideas for Reuse, Ideas for Reuse & Repurposing | 0 comments

Before and After: creative upcycled garden chandelier!

Check out this awesome DIY garden chandelier project sent to us by one of our followers on Instagram! Made with a salvaged chandelier from Community Forklift, this creative planter is a vibrant and unique addition to their outdoor space. And it’ll look even better when those begonias grow up and out!

As the weather warms and people spend more time outside, we get a lot of questions about the garden materials we have at Community Forklift. While you can find purpose-built planters and pots here at the reuse warehouse, don’t be discouraged if you visit and don’t find any that day. Our warehouse is full of items that can be upcycled and reused for for flowers and vegetables!

Search the web for “upcycled garden ideas” and prepare to have your mind blown. Chandeliers, balusters, dishes, chairs, and more all have potential planting and decorating potential in your garden. You can also check out this video on our YouTube channel for some more suggestions for upcycled garden planters using materials in our warehouse.

Visit our reuse warehouse any day between 12 and 5 pm, roam the aisles, and let your imagination run wild!

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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.