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Save 25% on modern and vintage doors in November!

Posted by on Oct 31, 2021 in Blog, Monthly Sales, Sales, Sales & Hot Items, Things for Sale | 0 comments

Save 25% on modern and vintage doors in November!

25% off doors in November!

Take 25% off the marked prices on modern and vintage doors November 1 – 30! 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.

Please wear a face mask 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 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 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 some awesome salvaged tile this weekend!

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

Save 25% on some awesome salvaged tile this weekend!

Tile is 25% off October 30 & 31!

There are so many beautiful styles of wall and floor tile available in the Community Forklift nonprofit reuse warehouse. Saturday, October 30, and Sunday, October 31, take 25% off the marked prices on ceramic, porcelain, stone, terracotta, vinyl, and glass tile!

Please wear a facemask that covers your mouth and nose when visiting Community Forklift. Thank you! Our warehouse hours are Monday – Sunday from 12 to 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. 

Luxury in the Warehouse: furniture by contemporary designer Jonathan Adler

Posted by on Oct 28, 2021 in Blog, Just arrived, Things for Sale | 0 comments

Luxury in the Warehouse: furniture by contemporary designer Jonathan Adler

Community Forklift recently received some beautiful luxury furniture pieces by contemporary designer Jonathan Adler. A potter and interior decorator, Adler began his home interiors business in 1998 with a boutique in Soho, Manhattan.

His designs are inspired by Mid-Century Modern style and contemporary art and pop culture. Adler has handled the interior decoration of several projects including the Parker Palm Springs Hotel, Abingdon House on the High Line in New York City, and Eau Palm Beach. He also speaks at home interior industry events and design museums and has appeared as a guest on Good Morning America, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and other programs.

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


X Benches

These accent bench seats are covered in light blue velvet from the cushions to the legs. Dimensions: 17″ High x 20″ Wide x 20″ Deep. More info and photos are on the Community Forklift Marketplace.
Original Retail Price: $795 each. Community Forklift Price: $295 each.


‘Rider’ Coffee Table

This coffee table  is inspired by French Empire style and features a white and gray marble top in three pieces on a black metal frame with slim, x-shaped legs. Dimensions: 15″ High x 42″ Wide x 20″ Deep. More info and photos are on the Community Forklift Marketplace.
Original Retail Price: Jonathan Adler coffee tables retail for $1,000 to $2,000. Community Forklift Price: $325.


‘Milano’ Wing Chair

This light blue velvet, sculptural ‘Milano’ wing chair has a low-slung profile combined with a high back cinched in toward the seat and mid century styled peg legs. Dimensions: 43.5″ High x 29″ Wide x 34″ Deep; seat height is approximately 14-15″ (sits back fairly low). More info and photos are on the Community Forklift Marketplace.
Original Retail Price: $2,350. Community Forklift Price: $625.


Set of 3 ‘Rider’ Counter Stools

This set of three ‘Rider’ counter stools are upholstered in ‘peacock’ blue Rialto 100% cotton velvet and have slim, black metal legs with antique brass finished rosettes, x-stretchers, and brass-tipped feet. Dimensions: 40.5″ High x 16.5″ Wide x 30″ Deep; seat height is approximately 25″. More info and photos are on the Community Forklift Marketplace.
Original Retail Price: $3,150 for 3. Community Forklift Price: $950 for 3.


‘Danner’ Loveseat

This light blue loveseat is upholstered in a light blue and white flecked, nubby tweed fabric identified on the custom label as ‘Aberdeen Cloud’ and features simple straight lines with arms the same height as the back. Dimensions: 30″ High x 74.5″ Wide x 32″ Deep; seat height is approximately 17″. More info and photos are on the Community Forklift Marketplace.
Original Retail Price: $3,495. Community Forklift Price: $1,250.

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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 salvaged modern and vintage furniture!

Posted by on Oct 22, 2021 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items, Things for Sale | 0 comments

Save 25% on salvaged modern and vintage furniture!

Saturday & Sunday, October 23 & 24

This Saturday and Sunday, October 23 & 24, 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. Thank you!

Our warehouse hours are 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 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. 

Thank you for voting Community Forklift BEST GREEN BUSINESS!

Posted by on Oct 21, 2021 in Blog, News, Press we've received, What others are saying | 0 comments

Thank you for voting Community Forklift BEST GREEN BUSINESS!

WE WON! Thank you to everyone who voted Community Forklift “BEST GREEN BUSINESS” in Washington City Paper’s annual Best of DC poll! You’ve given us this title every year since 2014 and we’re honored that you’ve chosen to continue our streak.

Besides bragging rights, why does this contest matter? Winning earns us valuable free publicity! The more folks who discover us, shop here, and donate, the more money and resources stay embedded in the local economy, creating green jobs and supporting our community giving programs. So thank you for your support!

Save 25% on modern and vintage kitchen cabinet sets, singles, and doors!

Posted by on Oct 15, 2021 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items, Things for Sale | 0 comments

Save 25% on modern and vintage kitchen cabinet sets, singles, and doors!

Saturday & Sunday, October 16 & 17

Save 25% on kitchen cabinet sets, single kitchen cabinets, and cabinet doors this weekend. We offer 5 days of free storage to give you time to arrange for transportation, if needed! Please wear a facemask that covers your mouth and nose when visiting Community Forklift. Our warehouse hours are Monday – Sunday from 12 to 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. 

Donate $5 for a chance to win some awesome items in our Greater Goods Raffle!

Posted by on Oct 12, 2021 in Blog, Events, Fundraising | 0 comments

Donate $5 for a chance to win some awesome items in our Greater Goods Raffle!

October Greater Goods Raffle

Donate for a chance to win some fabulous items! Help Community Forklift continue to provide Greater Goods to the community!

During the month of October, we’ll be holding a raffle to support our Greater Goods campaign. As an essential business, we work hard to lift our community by making home repairs and home goods affordable, creating good green jobs, and reducing waste. Our Greater Goods campaign highlights both the people and materials who make our local community and environment GREATER.

Please consider supporting our Greater Goods campaign by purchasing a raffle ticket for a chance to win some fabulous items! Here’s how it works:

  • Each raffle ticket is $5 ($5 = 1 entry, $10 = 2 entries, etc.).
  • Raffle winners will be chosen via Instagram/Facebook Live on Friday, October 29th at 12pm.
  • Winners will be notified by email/text and have until Friday, November 5th to claim/pick up their item in-store (items will not be shipped).

Check out the items up for grabs below. If you have any questions, please email Katy Kutzner (katy@communityforklift). And thank you for participating!

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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. 

Beautiful salvaged tile is 25% off this holiday weekend!

Posted by on Oct 8, 2021 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

Beautiful salvaged tile is 25% off this holiday weekend!

Tile is 25% off October 9 – 11!

Saturday, October 9, through Monday, October 11, take 25% off the marked prices on ceramic, porcelain, stone, terracotta, vinyl, and glass tile.

Please wear a facemask that covers your mouth and nose when visiting Community Forklift. Thank you! Our warehouse hours are Monday – Sunday from 12 to 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. 

Before & After: Projects created with salvage from Community Forklift

Posted by on Oct 6, 2021 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Customer Creations, Green Living, Ideas for Reuse, Ideas for Reuse & Repurposing | 0 comments

Before & After: Projects created with salvage from Community Forklift

This upcycled chair makes me so happy! Kudos to the Forklift Fan who refinished the chair from Community Forklift for his daughter who teaches Pre-K. Thanks for supporting reuse and giving this piece of furniture a new, joy-inducing life!


A Forklift Fan turned this vintage buffet into a lighted bar cabinet for their son! They refinished the veneer where salvageable and painted it where not, removed the doors, added a wine refrigerator, and repurposed the drawer fronts to create wine bottle racks. What a transformation!


A Community Forklift Fan bought a corner cabinet at our reuse warehouse and brought it back to life! The new owner says: “Gotta love the recycle/restore/reuse on these! We also bought 2 tables and 2 lamps this week. Loving our visits to the Forklift!” Thanks for choosing reuse and saving these materials from the landfill!


The new finish on this glass-doored cabinet from Community Forklift is beautiful! To get this effect, a Forklift Fan used two different colors of chalk paint, black wax to age the finish, and white wax to highlight the details in the woodwork. Even the original hardware got a new look with a good cleaning. Thanks for supporting reuse, upcycling this cabinet, and saving it from the landfill!


This is such a great idea! Forever and Always Vintage (FB and IG: @foreverandalwaysvintage) turned a roughed-up vanity into a beautiful pair of bedside tables. I love the mix of paint, stained wood, beautiful hardware, and the strip of accent veneer at the bottom. Thanks supporting creative reuse!


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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. 

Living Room renovation features a faux fireplace made with salvage

Posted by on Oct 5, 2021 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Customer Creations, Green Living, Ideas for Reuse, Ideas for Reuse & Repurposing | 0 comments

Living Room renovation features a faux fireplace made with salvage

No chimney? No problem! You can add some coziness and architectural interest to any space by creating a faux fireplace with salvaged materials. A member of the Community Forklift team built this one in his own living room using materials from our reuse warehouse. The salvaged items in this project include:

  • a vintage salvaged fireplace mantel: The reuse warehouse has a great variety of salvaged vintage and modern fireplace mantels. From incredible antique tiger oak mantels with carvings and columns to streamlined and stately painted pieces with rosettes and brackets, there are many styles to choose from. This particular mantel was chosen because the relatively simple design and scale felt comparable to the style and size of the rest of the living room.
  • a dresser vanity mirror: This vanity mirror was donated to the warehouse without its accompanying dresser and its flat base was the perfect width for the mantel. A salvaged wall mirror or framed artwork would also work great in this space!
  • modern surplus tile for both the hearth and surround: This project is a great opportunity to incorporate the texture and style of tile into your space. Plus, the relatively small surface area of the fireplace surround and hearth mean you don’t need a large amount of a single kind of tile for the project.
  • an antique vent grate: There are some awesome antique vent grates available in the Community Forklift eBay store. The one used in this project was installed to provide access to the electrical outlet behind the fireplace. It was cleaned and then spray painted an antique gold to contrast with the darker mantel and green walls.
  • artwork upcycled from a vintage room dividing screen: The artwork on either side of the faux fireplace is upcycled from a vintage room divider. The screen was in rough shape, so it was easy to separate the panels and hang them on the walls. The components of a third panel will be used to repair some areas on these two.

In addition to the materials that were used in creating the faux fireplace, the rest of the living room includes many other pieces from Community Forklift: Hollywood Regency pendant lighting, a mid-century coffee table, a standing floor lamp, and a refinished waterfall end table. Also, the two chairs, corner record player, table lamp, sofa artwork, and most of the décor came second hand or from area thrift stores. You can see the rest of the room in a short video tour on YouTube!

A few tips to consider when incorporating salvaged materials into your renovation project:

1) Have an open mind. Instead of going into your project with a set-in-stone vision of how you want it to look, check reuse stores for what is available and let that inform and guide the direction of your design.

2) Be flexible and creative. When looking at salvaged materials, consider all of your options and be creative when figuring out how you might use them in your room. Could a room divider become wall art? Would a vanity mirror work over a fireplace?

3) Don’t be afraid to mix new and salvaged materials. As Anne-Marie Bonneau says, “We don’t need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly.”

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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.