Sales & Hot Items

Two-Day Lighting Sale

Posted by on Feb 20, 2019 in Antiques & Vintage, Billboard, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

50% off

Modern & Vintage Lighting

February 20th & 21st, 2019

This Wednesday & Thursday, take half off the marked price on hundreds of lights, from modern fixtures to antique chandeliers. Sale includes glass shades and globes, overhead lights, flush-mounted lights, wall sconces, outdoor lighting, fluorescent fixtures, and lamps from every era.

Please note:  Sale does not include ceiling fans, other light parts, or electrical supplies, or rewired antique lights from our Salvage Arts consignment partner. 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.

Have friends who love the Forklift?

Please ask them to vote for us

Select the “Goods & Services” Category, then scroll down to “Best Green Business” and write in Community Forklift.

If we win the title of 2019 Best Green Business, we’ll be featured in the City Paper, and more homeowners and contractors will learn they can donate to us. This will mean less waste, more jobs created, more supplies for neighbors in need, and more great bargains for YOU!

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Every donation and purchase helps us lift up local communities through reuse.  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. 

Yes, we’re open on Presidents Day – and we’re having a Storewide Sale!

Posted by on Feb 18, 2019 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Holidays and Long Weekends, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

Take 40% off almost everything

From 9am to 7pm on Monday, Feb. 18th, save on appliances, tile, granite & marble counters, furniture, cabinetry, lighting, doors, windows, shutters, mantels, sinks, architectural salvage, and much, much more.


We received some very nice rugs this week –
and yes, they’re included in the sale!

Sale does not apply to select specialty items, items sold online, or items from our consignment partners. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. May not be combined with other sales.

Click here for more photos

(The good stuff goes fast on holiday weekends, so we can’t guarantee that all items pictured will still be here when you arrive).

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Plus, a reminder:

Select the “Goods & Services” Category, then scroll down to “Best Green Business” and write in Community Forklift.

If we win, more homeowners and contractors will learn they can donate to us. This means less waste, more jobs created, more supplies for neighbors in need… and more great bargains for you!

Storewide Sale for Presidents Day Weekend

Posted by on Feb 16, 2019 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Holidays and Long Weekends, Just arrived, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

Take 40% off almost everything!

From now through 7pm on Monday, Feb. 18th, save on appliances, tile, granite & marble counters, furniture, cabinetry, lighting, doors, windows, shutters, mantels, sinks, architectural salvage, and much, much more.


We’ve just received some very nice rugs –
and yes, they’re included in the sale!

Sale does not apply to select specialty items, items sold online, or items from our consignment partners. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. May not be combined with other sales.

Scroll down to see more photos

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But first, a reminder:

Select the “Goods & Services” Category, then scroll down to “Best Green Business” and write in Community Forklift.

If we win, more homeowners and contractors will learn they can donate to us. This means less waste, more jobs created, more supplies for neighbors in need… and more great bargains for you!

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Below are a few of the interesting items that were in the warehouse this week. But the good stuff goes fast during a storewide sale, so come visit as soon as you can!

Pick up some unique vintage pieces for practically nothing
Our kitchen cabinets are already quite a bargain, but you can save hundreds more during the sale.
The sale includes granite counters, cast iron, masonry, and other materials in our courtyard.
At 40% off, it’s a great time to stock up on tile for a future project.
How would you use this nifty old mail sorter?
This piece has a really cool patina.
We’ve got about 1,500 doors in stock.
You’ll find chairs from every era! In addition to these velvet chairs, we’ve got some comfortable velvet sofas right now.
Yup, the sale includes windows and shutters.
Know someone with this address?
Check out the carved detail on these doors.
Need a cozy little stove?
Columns, mantels, and other architectural salvage are included in the sale.
What better way to spend a 3-day weekend than building something from reclaimed lumber?

40% off Doors

Posted by on Feb 13, 2019 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

Door Sale

This Wednesday through Friday

We have hundreds of modern and vintage doors in stock!  On February 13th – 15th, 2019, take 40% off the market price on barn doors, french doors, oversized doors, bifold doors, louvered doors, iron security doors, storm doors, screen doors, and modern doors in frames.


During the sale, you can get a vintage wood panel door for as little as 12 bucks!
French doors are 40% off, too.

Some exclusions apply. The sale does NOT include doors with stained glass, pebbled glass, or other specialty glass.  Flash sale do not include 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.

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Help us win Best Green Business of 2019!

Please vote – and ask your friends to vote

City Paper readers have awarded us a “Best of DC” title every year since 2010, and winning earns valuable free publicity for our nonprofit. Please vote for us to help more homeowners and contractors find out that they can donate to us – which means more materials will be kept out of the landfill, more folks will be able to afford repairs, and you’ll find more great bargains in our warehouse!

Select the “Goods & Services” Category,

then scroll down to “Best Green Business” and write us in!

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Every donation and purchase helps us lift up local communities through reuse.  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. 

Three Day Tile Sale

Posted by on Feb 8, 2019 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items, Things for Sale | 0 comments

You may think of Community Forklift as a place to get vintage furniture, reclaimed lumber, and supplies for restoring old houses. That’s true – but we receive a lot of brand-new surplus materials too.

For example, we have boxes and pallets of tile right now, including some cool modern styles. Even better: they’re on sale right now!

Photo of a pallet of three-dimensional silver sunburst tile
Check out these starburst silver tiles – they’d be great for a modern room

TILE IS 40% OFF

February 9th – 11th, 2019

This Saturday, Sunday, AND Monday, take 40% off the marked prices on boxes and bundles of tile, including ceramic, porcelain, stone, terracotta, vinyl, and glass tile.  If you’re planning a bathroom or kitchen project, it’s a good time to visit!

Photo of a pallet of thick diamond-shaped tiles
These diamond tiles would be gorgeous for a backsplash

The midweek flash sale only applies to bundles and boxes of tile, not loose pieces. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. Sale does not include other types of flooring or furniture; select specialty items, items listed online, or items from our consignment partners. May not be combined with other sales.

Photo of a pallet of small glass mosaic tile, in an iridescent copper color.
Yup, the sale includes glass and mosaic tile!

Visit us online for vintage tile

Perhaps you don’t need a whole pallet of modern tile, but you’d love to find a few old tiles to repair an old bathroom. Did you know that we sell certain unusual items online, including vintage bathroom tiles? Check out our Marketplace and eBay store, and browse designer furniture & decor on our Chairish page.

(Please note: flash sales DO NOT apply to items listed online. But you’ll find a nice variety of exciting vintage pieces, as well as great deals on commercial items, new-in-box faucets, and more) .

Photo of four colors of twentieth century bathroom tiles
With colorful bathrooms coming back in style, it might be smart to repair your old tile instead of redoing the whole room.  Check out the many vintage colors we have online!

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Every donation and purchase helps us lift up local communities through reuse.  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 historic materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating local green jobs.

Midweek Flash Sale: Courtyard Clearance

Posted by on Feb 5, 2019 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

This Tuesday through Thursday

Items in our courtyard are 50% off!

On February 5th -7th, 2019, take half off granite & marble counters, cast iron sinks, surplus and vintage tubs, wrought iron, security doors, window bars, masonry, and more.

Please note: The sale does not include items inside the warehouse, select specialty items, items from our consignment partners, or items listed online. Flash sales may not be combined with other sales or promotions. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold.

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Have you voted yet?

Please help us win Best Green Business of 2019!

City Paper readers have awarded us a “Best of DC” title every year since 2010, and winning earns valuable free publicity for our nonprofit. It helps us to reach even more homeowners & contractors, who will donate more things to us, ensuring more materials are kept out of the landfill, more folks can afford repairs, and you’ll find more amazing stuff in the store!

Select the “Goods & Services” Category,

then scroll down to “Best Green Business” and write us in!

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Every donation, purchase, and vote helps us lift up local communities through reuse.  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. 

Weekend Lighting Sale

Posted by on Feb 1, 2019 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

50% off Lighting

February 2nd & 3rd, 2019

This Saturday & Sunday, take half off the marked price on hundreds of lights, from modern fixtures to antique chandeliers. Sale includes glass shades and globes, overhead lights, flush-mounted lights, wall sconces, outdoor lighting, fluorescent fixtures, and lamps from every era.

Please note:  Sale does not include ceiling fans, other light parts, or electrical supplies, or rewired antique lights from our Salvage Arts consignment partner. 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.

***

Every donation and purchase helps us lift up local communities through reuse.  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. 

February Sale: Carpet

Posted by on Jan 31, 2019 in Billboard, Blog, Monthly Sales, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

Save on Carpet & Rugs this month

Throughout February 2019, take 25% off the marked prices on rolls of carpet, rugs, and carpet tiles.

We’ve just filled our racks with rolls of surplus carpet, so you’ll find a nice variety of neutral and colorful options!

Please note:  Items with missing or damaged tags will not be sold.  This sale does NOT include select specialty rugs; ceramic, wood, or other types of flooring; items from our consignment partners; or items listed online. May not be combined with other sales.

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Do you know we have a free pickup service?

Are you doing some decluttering, or planning a renovation project in 2019?  Please start with a visit to our donations page to learn more about our pickup service – and spread the word to your friends and neighbors, too!

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Every donation and purchase helps us lift up local communities through reuse.  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. 

50% off Windows and more

Posted by on Jan 29, 2019 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

Windows & Window Treatments are Half Off!

On January 30th & 31st, 2019, take 50% off the marked price on windows and sashes – including some stained glass windows. The sale also includes shutters, blinds, curtain rods, and window weights.

We have an unusually large selection of interior and exterior shutters right now.
Many old sashes with wavy glass are only $5 during the sale. A vintage sash can become a beautiful sign, picture frame, or event menu.
Did you know that if a renovator messes up their measurements when ordering windows, they often can’t return them? Most windows are made to order. This means that we get a lot of donations of brand-new windows!

Please note: This sale does not apply to security bars or window trim, select specialty items, stained glass windows from Larkin Glass, 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.

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

Did you know that we also sell items online? Check out our Marketplace and eBay store, and browse designer furniture & decor on our Chairish page. Note that flash sales DO NOT apply to items listed online. But you’ll find a nice variety of exciting vintage pieces, as well as great deals on commercial items, new-in-box faucets, and more!

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Every donation and purchase helps us lift up local communities through reuse.  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. 

A hot deal for the cold days ahead

Posted by on Jan 28, 2019 in Blog, Just arrived, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

Batten down the hatches and get ready for the next cold snap. This week’s weather doesn’t look so great, but we can help!

Brr!

Community Forklift just received two truckloads of rigid insulation panels! That’s right: double the trucks and double the warmth, just in time for the upcoming cold.

All panels are 4’x4′ (3″ thick) or 4’x8′ (2″ and 3″ thick), and priced at $12.80 per panel. If you’re in need of some winter weather support, don’t miss this hot deal!

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Every donation and purchase helps us lift up local communities through reuse.  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. 

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