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Save 25% on unique salvaged modern and vintage lighting!

Posted by on Sep 23, 2022 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items, Things for Sale | 0 comments

Save 25% on unique salvaged modern and vintage lighting!

This Saturday through Monday, September 24–26, take 25% off the price 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.

Facemasks are not required at Community Forklift, but they are encouraged. If you choose not to wear a mask, please help keep our community safe and be mindful of those around you. Thank you! Our warehouse hours are Monday – Sunday from 12 to 5 pm. You can also shop a selection of materials online 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. 

Donor Spotlight: A Few Cool Hardware Stores

Posted by on Sep 21, 2022 in Blog, Donor Profiles, Donor profiles, Forklifter Profiles | 0 comments

Donor Spotlight: A Few Cool Hardware Stores

September 21, 2022

Thanks to our corporate and individual donors, Community Forklift can provide free and low-cost home essentials and building materials to the community while creating good green local jobs. By contributing materials to our reuse warehouse, donors not only provide for the community but also help conserve natural resources, reduce waste, and keep useable materials out of the landfill.

One of these generous and frequent donors is A Few Cool Hardware Stores, a group of 12 employee-owned and operated Ace Hardware locations in the D.C. and Baltimore metro areas.

“We love partnering with Community Forklift because we know the products we donate to their facility will have new life and meaning to someone who truly needs it,” said Director of Marketing Courtney Belew. “In a rapidly changing world that relies too heavily on a disposable economy, it’s refreshing to know organizations like Community Forklift exist to fight against convenience culture and celebrate the beauty and uniqueness of mismatched knobs, mistinted paint, and recycled goods.”

A Few Cool Hardware Stores backs up this commitment to the environment with frequent donations to Community Forklift. Paint, hardware, hand tools, light bulbs, seasonal décor, and more, have all found their way to our reuse warehouse through donations from a number of their locations including their Glover Park, Adams Morgan, Logan Hardware, Old Town, Petworth, Tenleytown, and Frager’s Hardware locations, to name a few.

“We always love when we can help customers solve their DIY problems, but its’ even more exciting when we can introduce them to Community Forklift,” Courtney said. “We love when customers come back the next week or two with stories about the amazing finds they left with on their first visit. It’s so important to keep our environment in mind when shopping. And, if you can’t find it at Forklift, our 12 locations are here to help.”

“Our unofficial tagline is ‘We’re more than just hardware, we’re part of your community,’ Courtney continued. “As a community anchor in many of the neighborhoods we serve, we know we would not be in business without the amazing customers who choose to shop and support our employee-owned businesses and understand the value of shopping local. We strive to be more than just a shop to purchase nuts and bolts by offering products and services representative of the communities we serve and customized to meet the needs of our customers.”

A Few Cool Hardware Stores has also supported Community Forklift through fundraising, as well. More than once, they have chosen our non-profit as the beneficiary of their chocolate bar fundraiser. This past July they donated all the profits from the sale of their World’s Finest chocolate bars at their 10 DC-area stores to our reuse warehouse.

In addition to the chocolate fundraiser, they also conduct round-up campaigns and supply local non-profits with in-kind donations. “We’re proud to be a place where our neighbors can gain confidence to DIY and receive trusted advice and customer service,” Courtney says. “We’re so grateful for our customers, for our communities, and for the partnerships we’ve forged with those who share the same passion and mission to create vibrant, livable cities.”

The donations from A Few Cool Hardware Stores go a long way in helping our community. The materials we receive are distributed for free to households with limited incomes through our Home Essentials Program, donated to other nonprofit groups for projects that benefit the community through our Community Building Blocks program, or sold at below-market prices to people who need them at our nonprofit reuse warehouse in Hyattsville, MD. Funds from the sale of these materials support our community giving programs, the operation of the reuse warehouse, and the 30+ local green jobs we create.

To learn more about donating materials or funds to Community Forklift, visit our website or contact our Donations Team at Donations@CommunityForklift.org or (301) 985-5180. Thank you for the support!

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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.

Fabulous salvaged tile is 25% off at the reuse warehouse!

Posted by on Sep 16, 2022 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items, Things for Sale | 0 comments

Fabulous salvaged tile is 25% off at the reuse warehouse!

Save 25% on wall and floor tile

September 17 – 19

The Community Forklift nonprofit reuse warehouse has some great salvaged styles of wall and floor tile. Saturday through Monday, September 17 – 19, take 25% off the marked prices on cement, ceramic, porcelain, stone, terracotta, vinyl, and glass tile!

Facemasks are not required at Community Forklift, but they are encouraged. If you choose not to wear a mask, please help keep our community safe and be mindful of those around you. Thank you! Our warehouse hours are Monday – Sunday from 12 to 5 pm.


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. 

CKC Farming: a quarter-acre farm in downtown Silver Spring

Posted by on Sep 14, 2022 in Blog, Community Giving Programs, Forklifter Profiles, Gardening, Non-profit partners, Our Partners | 0 comments

CKC Farming: a quarter-acre farm in downtown Silver Spring

Community Forklift’s Community Building Blocks program (CBB) provided The Charles Koiner Conservancy for Urban Farming (CKC Farming) with a double-bowl sink to wash produce for farm operations. The urban farm grows about “$20,000 of produce on 1/4 of an acre in downtown Silver Spring,” said Hannah Sholder, co-founder and Director of Land Stewardship & Farm Management.

The farm did not have an adequate facility for washing all of the produce and the donated sink has been a great addition to the site in supporting the harvest crew. As Hannah put it, “Our harvest crew is predominantly women over the age of 70. They are just incredible, and I’m glad they no longer have to break their backs bending over the field hose or hauling veggies around the property. We now have a suitable and streamlined facility for harvesting our produce!”

In addition to the free sink that our CBB program provided, CKC Farming also purchased a refrigerator from our reuse warehouse. The appliance (now hooked up to solar panels) is used to store the farm’s produce and is another example of how our mission supports the community. In addition to free materials, we also provide additional low-cost materials that are available to anyone who visits the reuse warehouse.

We’re proud to work with organizations and individuals to lift up our communities through reuse. In 1983, Charles Koiner set aside his one-acre farm in Silver Spring, Maryland for the benefit of future generations. Created from this land in 2019, CKC Farming preserves farming knowledge and techniques and passes them along to future generations. It is the first urban farm in Maryland to be protected under a conservation easement and is at the forefront of the trend towards more sustainable farming in urban areas.

The local nonprofit land trust is dedicated to preserving and managing urban land that inspires the next generation of sustainable farmers. In addition to farm management and growing healthy produce, CKC offers educational opportunities such as field trips, internships, volunteer opportunities, and workshops that help demonstrate how a closed-loop hyper-local food system works.

Members of the community farming together is the core of what CKC Farming is all about. According to Hannah, “What inspires me is seeing people visit the farms in our network and be able to gain a deeper understanding about the food they eat (e.g. learning what an okra flower looks like and how it turns into an edible pod, or how much labor and love goes into growing one head of broccoli). I also love seeing neighbors reconnect over their common interests in growing food, and seeing that shift in consciousness happen when I describe how our land trust provides a space for them to get involved in collective decision making about the land in their neighborhood.”

There are upcoming opportunities to get involved with CKC Farming! CKC hosts a “Third-Thursday” summer concert series at Koiner Farm. These are free community events where people can buy fresh produce at the “Farmstand” and enjoy tasty food and live music. The last two events are scheduled for September 15 and October 20, from 5 to 7 pm.

You can also support CKC’s mission by attending their “Annual Harvest Party and Square Dance” fundraiser. Tickets to the October 8th, 2022, event includes a complimentary drink, hors d’oeuvres, and square dance with a professional caller. Sounds fun!

Community Forklift’s CBB program provides free materials to non-profit organizations and other groups for projects that benefit the community. For more information about all of our community giving programs, please visit our website.

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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.

Vintage History: a fascinating circa 1935 Chambers Model A gas range

Posted by on Sep 12, 2022 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog | 0 comments

Vintage History: a fascinating circa 1935 Chambers Model A gas range

In our Vintage History blog feature, a Community Forklift pricing team member tells us about something in the reuse warehouse, with particular attention paid to its style, history, and function.

This vintage circa 1935 Chambers gas range (Model A (11-A-22)) sold quickly in the reuse warehouse, but it’s such a fun appliance that we wanted to share it on our blog anyway. Revered by vintage stove and cooking enthusiasts for their amazing burners, well-insulated ovens, and built-in griddles and broilers, Chambers ranges were manufactured in Shelbyville, Indiana, from about 1925 until 1955.

Chambers stoves are known for their quartet of burner jets or ‘daisy burners’, which provide excellent heat spread and control. Later Chambers stoves have a designated warming burner in the center, but this model has its pilot light set in the middle of the four burners instead. This can be used to melt butter and keep coffee warm, among other things.

One of the burners is in a deeply recessed space called a Thermowell. This feature is great for cooking stews in a kettle pot that fits down inside the space below the lid. Since it is so well insulated, food can cook inside after the Thermowell is heated and the flame extinguished. Different accessories like the Thermobaker were manufactured by Chambers and provide added flexibility, making it suitable for baking or cooking multiple dishes at once.

An innovation of the Chambers range was the well-insulated oven. Coming out of the era when people still cooked on iron wood stoves, this insulated oven retained heat and resulted in lower gas bills. It also ensures more evenly cooked foods. As an added bonus, a small mica window enables you to see that the flame is on.

The range worked when removed from the home it came from, but was sold in as-is condition and would benefit from a rehab or restoration. All the stove and oven control burners have beautiful enameled thumb locks, though not all the locks on this range work properly. While definitely a cool feature with some vintage flair, these safety devices also make it difficult for children to turn on the burners.

The white cooktop cover is another beautiful and functional feature. Double-hinged from the back of the range, the cover provides some splatter protection when up and extended counterspace when down. It also hides a messy cooktop!

Another fun feature of Chambers ranges has grown over time: their dedicated following. If you’re interested in these fascinating appliances, check out the many online forums and articles dedicated to discussing how to best take advantage of their many features. And you can also try your hand at a vintage dinner recipe while you’re at it!


While this Chambers range has already sold, we do have some other vintage ranges available at the reuse warehouse. Check out the links to their Marketplace listings below or visit the warehouse in person any day between 12 and 5 pm to see them in person!

1970s Vintage Avocado Green Crown Gas Range: $135
1950s Vintage Robert Shaw ‘Fair Lady’ Range: $150
Caloric Circa 1938 Vintage Gas Range: $225


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March 2021: Vintage History: A Beautiful Arts and Crafts Sideboard


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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 modern and vintage furniture September 10–12!

Posted by on Sep 9, 2022 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items, Things for Sale | 0 comments

Save 25% on modern and vintage furniture September  10–12!

This Saturday – Monday, September 10 – 12, take 25% off modern and vintage furniture at the Community Forklift reuse warehouse and online in the Community Forklift Marketplace! Save on all sorts of styles and types of tables, dressers, shelves, wardrobes, desks, chairs, sofas, and more. We offer five days of free storage after purchase to give you time to arrange for transportation, if needed!

Please continue to wear a face mask that covers your mouth and nose while in Community Forklift’s reuse warehouse and courtyard. Our warehouse hours are Monday – Sunday, 12 – 5 pm. Thank you!


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 furniture or other supplies but will have difficulty paying for them, please take a look!


Please note: discount does not include bathroom vanities or kitchen cabinets, mantels, appliances, 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.  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. 

Lighting highlights: check out these fantastic fixtures in our eBay store!

Posted by on Sep 7, 2022 in Blog, Just arrived, Things for Sale | 0 comments

Lighting highlights: check out these fantastic fixtures in our eBay store!

We’ve listed some fantastic light fixtures in the Community Forklift eBay store. Sconces, pendants, chandeliers, and more are available for less than market price and ready for shipping or local pickup. Check out a few highlights below or visit the Community Forklift eBay store to see all that’s available!

Questions about one of the listings? Use the “contact seller” link within the listing to reach our online team.


This lightwell small rotating sconce in soft brass with a black shade is designed by Barbara Barry. It’s design brings a sleek and minimalist touch to your home as well as provides the ability to freely direct the light source wherever you desire. The stylish sconce is giving art deco vibes from the round, black shade/light and the simple brass ring upon which it rests and rotates. Retail Price: $859 Community Forklift Price: $550


Designed by Julie Neill for Visual Comfort, this Chiara Large Sputnik Chandelier in polished nickel is accented with clear acrylic pieces interspersed. This playful mix of silver and clear provides a delightful display of light. This piece was a floor room sample, ships unassembled, and requires 18 Candelabra C light bulbs (not included). Retail Price: $2175 Community Forklift Price: $1,400


These LED wall lamps with ultra-bright LED beads and highly transparent tempered glass lenses are designed in a square shape with a white finish. Sold in a pack of two, they can be used for indoor and outdoor areas. Twenty are available, with discounts for purchasing more than one. Amazon Price, in black: $46.88 Community Forklift Price: Buy 1 pack – $38.00, Buy 2 packs – $34.20 each, Buy 3 packs – $32.30 each, Buy 4 or more packs – $30.40 each.


The Kartell Bloom S2 Transparent Crystal Pendant light features transparent polycarbonate flowers and a supporting polycarbonate framework. Still in much of its original packaging and includes a canopy, three bulbs, several spare flowers, an information pamphlet, and more. Available online: $535 Community Forklift Price: $275


The Vaxcel Lighting Yellowstone 12″ Outdoor Ceiling Mount light is clad in a burnished bronze finish and features silhouetted tree imagery atop glowing white tiffany style glass. It is a great choice for a vacation lodge, cabin, or suburban home, and will complement a variety of home styles: anywhere you want to bring an element of nature. Community Forklift’s eCommerce Director said it best: “I am not an outdoorsy gal, but I enjoy the IDEA of outside and I can see myself cozied up in a ski cabin drinking hot chocolate or hot toddies while everyone is out in nature and I am just looking at this adorable light fixture that brings the outdoors in and leaves out the bugs.” Amazon Price: $292.25 Community Forklift Price: $95

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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: upcycle salvaged materials into fantastic creative projects

Posted by on Sep 5, 2022 in Blog, Customer Creations, Green Living, Ideas for Reuse, Ideas for Reuse & Repurposing | 0 comments

Before and After: upcycle salvaged materials into fantastic creative projects

Mary used a salvaged radiator cover from the reuse warehouse to create the glass display shelf in her DC home. She didn’t have a “before” photo (I just used a photo of our radiator cover section) but I thought you’d want to see the results anyway! The cover she bought didn’t have a top, so she put a thick slab of glass on it. It looks amazing in the lamplight! Another fun fact: the arched-top window is from Community Forklift as well. Thanks, Mary, for putting salvaged materials to reuse in your beautiful home. Photo courtesy of Mary.


Check out this fabulous door upgrade using a door and hardware from Community Forklift! A Forklift Fan replaced a hollow core door in their home with a solid wood one and added some vintage brass hardware and a glass knob. The upgraded entrance has so much style and personality! Thanks for giving these salvaged materials a new home. Photo by @nikki.rosato (Instagram)


The previous example features a fabulous door project completed using a solid wood door and hardware from our reuse warehouse. The hardware in that project really shines after a cleaning and paint removal! Check out our blog for a simple way to remove paint from hardware. Photo by @nikki.rosato (Instagram)


A Forklift Fan upcycled a salvaged cabinet from the reuse warehouse for a fantastic kitchen storage space. They wrote: “Refinished this cabinet for my mom’s kitchen a couple of years back! All I did was add some supports to the base (which had some damage), clean, paint, and add some contact paper for a nice detail to the back. It’s still in excellent shape after about 5 years of daily use!” Thanks for finding a new use for salvaged materials. Photo by @lunabloom (Instagram)


These fantastic tables were created using salvaged pine flooring and 2x4s from Community Forklift! Thanks to this Forklift Fan for supporting our reuse warehouse and being a part of our mission to keep usable materials out of the landfill. The furniture looks spectacular! Photo by @ericmarrapodi (Instagram)


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March 2022: Salvaged materials for a fireplace and furniture
February 2022: Reuse inspiration for cabinet sets and single cabinets
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January 2022: Creative projects using materials from Community Forklift
December 2021: Salvaged Materials from Community Forklift get a new use


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. 

Appliances are 25% off this holiday weekend!

Posted by on Sep 2, 2022 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items, Things for Sale | 0 comments

Appliances are 25% off this holiday weekend!

LABOR DAY WEEKEND

Appliances are 25% off September 3 – 5!

This holiday weekend, save 25% on appliances, including dishwashers, ranges and cooktops, refrigerators, microwaves, stove hoods, wall ovens, washing machines, and dryers.  The discount runs Saturday – Monday, September 3–5, and includes both modern and vintage items. We offer a 3-week return policy on most Forklift appliances and we also offer 5 days of free storage to give you time to arrange for transportation, if needed!

Please continue to wear a facemask that covers your mouth and nose while in the public spaces at Community Forklift. Thank you! Our warehouse hours are Monday – Sunday, 12 – 5 pm. You can also shop online in 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 appliances or other supplies but will have difficulty paying for them, please take a look!


Please note: discount does not include appliances from our ALCO consignment partner, water heaters, window air conditioners, other heating and cooling equipment, items listed in our eBay or Chairish stores, or select specialty items. 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 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. 

High-end furniture by Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman and more

Posted by on Sep 1, 2022 in Blog, Just arrived, Things for Sale | 0 comments

High-end furniture by Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman and more

Luxury for less at the reuse warehouse!

A generous donation of high-end Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman furniture recently arrived at our nonprofit reuse warehouse! These pieces are custom-made and sold to-the-trade.

Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman was established in 1953 in New York city as Lewis Mittman. Now led by Ira Glazer and his sons Joshua and Justin, the company creates their pieces in a 40,000 square foot workshop in High Point, North Carolina. Their fourth- and fifth-generation furniture makers are joined by in-house designers and engineers to create quality customized furniture pieces.

Some of the pieces we received have already sold, but we still have some available at a fraction of their original prices. Check out the collection below and visit the Community Forklift Marketplace for more information! To see the furniture in person, visit the reuse warehouse any day between 12 and 5 pm.


Patterned Velvet Four Seat Sofa (2 available)
This 10 foot long, four-seat sofa is upholstered in a basketweave patterned gold velvet fabric and features 4 removable foam seat cushions, 4 feather-filled back cushions, rolled arms, and a lined kick-pleat skirt. Community Forklift price: $1,500 each


Green and Gold Swivel Armchairs (2 available)
Custom upholstered in a green ribbed velvet fabric with gold undertones, this swiveling armchair features deep button tufting, s-curved padded arms, and a kick-pleat skirt. The swivel base is also upholstered in the same fabric. Community Forklift price: $625 each


Green and Gold Ottoman
This ottoman is custom upholstered in a green ribbed velvet fabric with gold undertones and matches the swiveling armchairs above. It features deep button tufting on the top and caster wheels on the legs. Community Forklift price: $125


Red Chenille Sectional with Sofa Bed and Chaise
This 14-foot sectional sofa is upholstered in a red woven chenille fabric with multicolored secondary colors and finished with brass nail head trim across the back and around the base. The seat cushions are foam filled and the back cushions contain feathers and possible down alternative filler as well. The sofa bed is built-into the two-seat section and the mattress appears to be unused with the plastic cover still on it. Community Forklift price: $2,500


Red Parlor Armchairs (4 available)
This armchair in a red fabric with gold undertones features a camel back with pointed corners, rolled arms, nail head trim, carved front legs, and dramatically splayed back legs. The upholstery is high quality and most likely wool. Community Forklift price: $450


If you enjoy these Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman pieces, you may also enjoy seeing these other luxury furniture items:

Pecan Wood Box-on-Stand by CTH-Sherrill Occasional
Built of pecan wood by North Carolina-based furniture manufacturer CTH-Sherrill Occasional, this chest of drawers sits on an elegant, forged iron X-stretcher base with an antique gold finish. It features a warm colored ‘beeswax’ finish and three drawers, each with a pair of ring pulls attached. Original retail price: $3,300. Community Forklift price: $995.


Large-Scale Conversation Bench Seating
Designed for conversation and entertaining, this piece features a flame-veneered removable center table, green faux alligator upholstery, button tufting, and brass nailhead trim. Community Forklift price: $1,600.


Custom Upholstered ‘Kendal” Barstools by Stewart Furniture
The six barstools (sold individually) feature red and gold patterned upholstery with button tufting, nailhead trim, and square wooden legs with a sturdy box stretcher and brass footrest rail. Community Forklift price: $150 each.


Marble Topped Buffet by Jeffco
This formal buffet features a brown marble top with white veining, burled wood veneer, gold carved embellishments, ring pulls with round rosette backplates, wedge-shaped side drawers, and tapered square feet. Community Forklift price: $1,500.

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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.