Sales & Hot Items

Yes, we’re open on Memorial Day… and we’re having a storewide sale!

Posted by on May 26, 2019 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Holidays and Long Weekends, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

This weekend is full of parades, commemorative events, family time, and local celebrations.  But if you’d like a reason to stop by your favorite salvage center, we’re having a big sale:

40% Off Storewide

9am – 7pm on Monday, May 27th

The sale includes modern & vintage furniture, architectural salvage, tile, appliances, kitchen cabinets, lighting, granite counters, tools, hardware, doors, windows, flooring, bathroom fixtures, items in our courtyard, and more!

Please note: This flash sale does not include lumber, bricks and masonry, select specialty items, items listed online, or items from our consignment partners such as Treinarncation raw-edge slabs or Alco Appliances. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. Flash sales may not be combined with other sales or promotions.

Community Forklift will be open 9am – 7pm on Monday.  Please note:  If you are dropping off a donation or picking up a bulky item, you will need to arrive before 6pm.

We expect to be busy, so please be patient with staff, volunteers, and your fellow Forklift Fans.  If it has been a while since you last visited, check out our Policies and Shopping Tips for info about what to expect, what to bring, and what to wear.

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While you’re in the neighborhood…

A long weekend is a great chance to tackle projects around the house, so we’re glad to help with our big sale. However, we don’t want to forget the reason for the holiday:  to remember those who gave their lives in service to our country.  So when you visit us this weekend, you might also want to visit a group of memorials that are located just a few minutes away.

Within walking distance of each other, you can find three memorials honoring those who died in World War IIthe Korean and Vietnam Wars, and the War of 1812. The most recently constructed of the three is the Undaunted in Battle Bladensburg War Memorial, at the intersection of Bladensburg Road (U.S. 450) and Baltimore Avenue (U.S. 1) .  Click here for a map.

There is quite a gripping story behind the War of 1812 battle here in our backyard!  The Undaunted monument depicts Commodore Joshua Barney of the U.S. Navy a moment after being wounded by approaching British troops. He is assisted by Charles Ball, an enslaved man and flotillaman of the U.S. Navy, and by a U.S. Marine, part of a force of nearly 500 troops who refused to retreat until ordered to by their commander.

Although they were outnumbered and outgunned, they were able to hold off the British for two hours, giving citizens and leaders in Washington the opportunity to flee and save official documents like the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. Not only that, but the Star Spangled Banner was composed as a result of this battle.

No matter how you choose to spend your time this Memorial Day weekend, be sure to take a moment to honor and remember those who sacrificed for our country.

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Remember, 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. 

40% off Storewide Sale

Posted by on May 24, 2019 in Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

We know this weekend is full of parades, commemorative events, family time, and local celebrations.  But if you’d like to stop by, we’re having a big sale:

40% OFF STOREWIDE!

Saturday May 25th, Sunday May 26th,

AND Monday, May 27th

The sale includes furniture, architectural salvage, tile, appliances, lighting, granite counters, doors, windows, tile, flooring, bathroom fixtures, cabinets, items in our courtyard, and more!

Please note: This flash sale does not include lumber, bricks and masonry, select specialty items, items listed online, or items from our consignment partners such as Treinarncation raw-edge slabs or Alco Appliances. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. Flash sales may not be combined with other sales or promotions.

Community Forklift will be open 9am – 7pm on Saturday, Sunday, AND Monday.  Please note:  If you are dropping off a donation or picking up a bulky item, you will need to arrive before 6pm.

We expect to be busy, so please be patient with staff, volunteers, and your fellow Forklift Fans.  If it has been a while since you last visited, check out our Policies and Shopping Tips for info about what to expect, what to bring, and what to wear.

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A FEW SUGGESTIONS FOR MEMORIAL DAY

A long weekend is a great chance to tackle projects around the house, so we’re glad to help with our big sale. However, we don’t want to forget the reason for the holiday:  to remember those who gave their lives in service to our country.  So if you visit us this weekend, you might also want to visit a group of memorials that are located just a few minutes away.

Within walking distance of each other, you can find three memorials honoring those who died in World War IIthe Korean and Vietnam Wars, and the War of 1812. The most recently constructed of the three is the Undaunted in Battle Bladensburg War Memorial, at the intersection of Bladensburg Road (U.S. 450) and Baltimore Avenue (U.S. 1) .  Click here for a map.

There is quite a gripping story behind the War of 1812 battle that this memorial commemorates!  The monument depicts Commodore Joshua Barney of the U.S. Navy a moment after being wounded by approaching British troops. He is assisted by Charles Ball, an enslaved man and flotillaman of the U.S. Navy, and by a U.S. Marine, part of a force of nearly 500 troops who refused to retreat until ordered to by their commander.

Although they were outnumbered and outgunned, they were able to hold off the British for two hours, giving citizens and leaders in Washington the opportunity to flee and save official documents like the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. Not only that, but the Star Spangled Banner was composed as a result of this battle.

(Here at the Forklift, we also have a personal connection to this memorial – it was sculpted by local artist Joanna Blake, who died on May 27, 2016.  She also worked on the National World War II Memorial in D.C. In her spare time she volunteered for the local community development corporation and would hunt for treasures at Community Forklift.  She was incredibly creative – we remember a beautiful play kitchen she built for her daughter out of salvaged cabinets).

No matter how you choose to spend your time this Memorial Day weekend, be sure to take a moment to honor and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

25% Furniture & Decor

Posted by on May 21, 2019 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

This Wednesday & Thursday

Furniture & Decor is 25% off

From 9am to 7pm this Wednesday & Thursday (May 22 & 23), take 25% off modern and vintage furniture, housewares, and art. Save on tables, dressers, shelves, wardrobes, desks, and file cabinets, as well as mirrors, cookware, baskets, wall art, lamps, and vases. 

Planning a wedding or special event? ,Many chairs are only $3.75 each during the sale, so pick up a few dozen for mix-and-match seating!
In addition to the usual landscapes and still life art, right now we have some unusual photos and posters, including memorabilia from careers spent in Washington politics and advocacy. Come get a piece of local history!

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

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Other Sales & Events

Jazz Night at the ‘Lift

Join us on June 7th for Forklift First Friday!  On the first Friday evening of each summer month, we stay open late to turn the warehouse into a pop-up market with a mystery sale, live bands, local art, craft beer & wine, a delicious food truck, and activities for kids.

Doors are 25% off all month long

Throughout the month of May, save on barn doors, antique wood panel doors, french doors, oversized doors, bifold doors, louvered doors, iron security doors, storm doors, screen doors, and modern doors in frames. Visit our blog for details.

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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 Cabinet Sale

Posted by on May 17, 2019 in Blog, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

Cabinets are 25% off

This Saturday & Sunday!

Through 7 pm on Sunday April 19th, 2019, take 25% off the orange and blue tags on kitchen cabinet sets, single kitchen cabinets, and cabinet doors.

Remember, we offer 5 days of free storage for most bulky items – so if you buy a set during the sale, you’ll have time to rent a truck to pick your cabinets up.

Please note: Sale does not include bathroom or living room cabinets; work benches or tool stands; select specialty items; items from our consignment partners, or items listed online. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. May not be combined with other sales or promotions.

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Other Sales & Events

Doors are 25% off all month long

Throughout the month of May, save on barn doors, antique wood panel doors, french doors, oversized doors, bifold doors, louvered doors, iron security doors, storm doors, screen doors, and modern doors in frames. Visit our blog for details.

JAZZ NIGHT AT THE ‘LIFT

Join us on June 7th for Forklift First Friday!  On the first Friday evening of each summer month, we stay open late to turn the warehouse into a pop-up market with a mystery sale, live bands, local art, craft beer & wine, a delicious food truck, and activities for kids.

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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. 

3-Day Sale: Courtyard Clearance!

Posted by on May 13, 2019 in Blog, Flash Sale, Gardening, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

This Tuesday – Thursday

Items in our courtyard are half off

Granite, marble, ironwork, tubs, sinks, & more!

On May 14 – 16, 2019, take 50% off items in our courtyard. The sale includes granite & marble counters, cast iron sinks, modern and vintage tubs, wrought iron, security doors, window bars, and more!

Yup, this sleek soaker tub is half off!

Remember, we offer 5 days of free storage on most bulk items, so if you buy something heavy during the sale, you have a little time to figure out how to get it home.

You might find some beautiful old steps and stone blocks for your garden.

Please note: The sale does not include bricks or masonry, 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.


The courtyard is overflowing with granite and stone countertops, in a big selection of sizes and colors. Great for kitchen counters, bathroom vanities, tops of furniture, and garden walkways
The sale includes cool old cast iron sinks…
And pretty modern sinks too!
Patio furniture is half off.

We’ve got tons of iron security bars and fence pieces. They’re great for trellises too.
Courtyard Clearance ends at 7pm on Thursday, so come in soon!

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Other Sales & Events

Doors are 25% off all month long

Throughout the month of May, save on barn doors, antique wood panel doors, french doors, oversized doors, bifold doors, louvered doors, iron security doors, storm doors, screen doors, and modern doors in frames. Visit our blog for details.

Jazz Night at the ‘Lift

Join us on June 7th for Forklift First Friday!  On the first Friday evening of each summer month, we stay open late to turn the warehouse into a pop-up market with a mystery sale, live bands, local art, activities for kids, delicious food trucks, and craft beer & wine.

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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 – and gift ideas for Mom

Posted by on May 10, 2019 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

25% off

Modern & Vintage Lights

May 11th & 12th, 2019

This Saturday & Sunday, take 25% off the marked price on hundreds of lights, from modern fixtures to antique chandeliers.

abalone pendant and white geometric stained glass shade

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. 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.

Victorian brass hanging light with rose painted shades

Need a gift for Mom?

Is she into DIY, upcycling, and Community Forklift? We bet she’ll love a Forklift gift card and t-shirt! Stop by our front desk this weekend to pick up a useful gift for her.

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Every time you donate or shop at the ‘Lift, you’re helping us lift up local communities through reuse. Community Forklift turns the construction waste stream into a resource stream – by keeping perfectly good stuff out of the landfill, preserving historic materials, providing low-cost building supplies, supporting neighbors in need, and creating green jobs and economic opportunities.

Save big on windows, shutters, & more

Posted by on May 6, 2019 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

We’ve got hundreds of windows to choose from. Some are new and still in the packaging!

This Tuesday through Thursday

Windows & Window treatments are 40% off

From May 7th to May 9th, take 40% off the marked prices on modern and vintage windows. This midweek flash sale also includes window weights, shutters, blinds, curtain rods, and other window treatments.

Shutters are great for adding style to a home, and can also be used in creative upcycling projects.
A vintage sash can become a beautiful sign, picture frame, or menu for a wedding or special event.
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 flash sale does NOT include doors with glass; or windows with stained glass, pebbled glass, or other specialty glass. Flash sales do not include select specialty items, items from our consignment partners, or items listed online. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. Flash sales may not be combined with other sales or promotions.

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

Weekend Sale: Furniture & Decor

Posted by on May 4, 2019 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

Didn’t make it to our Forklift First Friday party? You did miss out on some wonderful music and BBQ – but you don’t have to miss out on the sale! We’re continuing the discounts through the rest of the weekend.

From 9am to 7pm this Saturday & Sunday (May 4th & 5th), save 25% off the marked prices on modern and vintage furniture, housewares, and decor. This includes chairs, tables, dressers, shelves, desks, cookware, baskets, lamps, vases, framed and unframed art, and more!

Please note: This flash sale does not include built-in cabinetry like bathroom vanities or kitchen cabinets; mantels; appliances; select specialty items, items from our consignment partners, or items listed online.

Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold.  May not be combined with other sales or promotions.

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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. 

Mystery Salvage Sale Revealed!

Posted by on May 3, 2019 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Events, Flash Sale, Flash Sale, Forklift First Friday, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

25% off Furniture, Housewares & Decor

To kick off the festivities this evening at Forklift First Friday, we’re having a big sale!

The sale begins at 6pm sharp tonight, Friday, May 3rd, and lasts until 8pm. Everyone who comes out to the party will have first dibs on all the furniture and vintage decor that we’ve set out for the weekend!

While you’re shopping, enjoy a great blues show from Ron Hicks Project, deliciousness from Urban Bumpkin, craft beer & wine from Town Center Market, free face-painting, and local artists offering green products & art made from reclaimed materials.

During the party, you’ll save 25% off the marked prices on modern and vintage furniture, housewares, and decor. This includes chairs, tables, dressers, shelves, desks, cookware, baskets, lamps, vases, framed and unframed art, and more!

Please note: This flash sale does not include built-in cabinetry like bathroom vanities or kitchen cabinets; mantels; appliances; select specialty items, items from our consignment partners, or items listed online. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. Flash sales also do not include white tag items, items from our consignment partners, or online items.  May not be combined with other sales or promotions.

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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. 

May Sale on Doors

Posted by on Apr 30, 2019 in Antiques & Vintage, Blog, Monthly Sales, Sales, Sales & Hot Items | 0 comments

Photo of assorted doors

MODERN & VINTAGE DOORS

ARE 25% OFF

Throughout the month of May, save on barn doors, antique wood panel doors, french doors, oversized doors, bifold doors, louvered doors, iron security doors, storm doors, screen doors, and modern doors in frames.

Closeup photo of door with pebbled glass
This sale DOES include doors with stained glass, pebbled glass, and other specialty glass!

Please note: Monthly sales do not include select specialty items, items from our consignment partners, or items listed online. Items with missing or damaged price tags will not be sold. May not be combined with other sales or promotions.

Photo of a variety of security doors

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Want an extra reason to visit us?

Photo of crowd enjoying music and food at a previous Forklift First Friday party

Just a few days away

This Friday, May 3rd, we’re kicking off our 2019 Forklift First Friday summer concert series! From 6pm – 8pm on the first Friday of the month, we turn the warehouse into a pop-up market with live bands, local art, delicious food trucks, craft beer & wine, local artist, and activities for kids. Plus, there is a mystery sale: the discount will be announced Friday afternoon, right before the party starts!

Photo of a girl holding still for the face-painter

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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.