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Recently arrived: Pegboard, 25 cents a square foot

We’ve recently received a bunch of sheets of white pegboard, and they’re going very fast!  If you’re interested, stop by soon.  Pegboard is wonderful for organizing in the garage, office, pantry, crafting space, or even in a child’s room:

Pegboard nursery by Mandy Busby

This great storage idea is from photographer Mandy Busby. Using pegboard for extra storage and display in a kid’s room can open up more floor space for little ones to play, and will remain useful as the kids grow and their needs change.

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Own a Piece of Hyattsville History: Franklin’s Booths!

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We are excited to share with our Forklift Fans that one of our favorite Hyattsville hangouts, Franklin’s Restaurant and Brewery, is redecorating and donating their restaurant fixtures and furniture to us! We currently have benches from the booths for sale. They are priced at $125 each. They measure 28″ long, 41.5″ tall and 22″ deep. They would be great along a dining room wall, in an entry way, or for making a breakfast nook.

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Recall fond memories of eating at Franklin’s and sipping on their tasty brews, right in your own home.  And you can feel good about the fact that your purchase supports Community Forklift’s work to lift up local communities!

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Just arrived! New Line of Recycled Paints

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Greetings, Forklift Fans!

We are thrilled to share a new product that we have just put on our shelves in the past few days – recycled paint from Amazon Environmental, Inc.! Amazon Select latex paints are manufactured from quality surplus paint that has been rescued from the waste-stream. These paints meet three of the goals of Community Forklift:  keeping reusable material out of landfills, promoting environmentally-friendly building materials, and making home repairs more affordable to our community members. Amazon Select paints meet strict specifications for color, gloss, viscosity and coverage and are priced well below “virgin” paint from national brands.

We are carrying 16 different colors and primer of Amazon Select. All colors are available in one-gallon containers, with prices starting at $16, and several of the most popular colors are available in five-gallon containers, with prices starting at $56.75. (Primer starts at $56.00 for a five-gallon container.) All colors come in a flat finish and Whipped White and Ivory White come in both flat and eggshell.

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Just arrived! Large quantity of 1×3 primed MDF boards (16 ft lengths)

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We just received a large donation of 16 foot long 1×3 primed MDF boards. Our price is $5.50 per board. We would love to move these quickly as we don’t have space inside to store them and we don’t want them to get wet outside. Stop in today (we’re open until 6) if you have a project just waiting for these!

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This Just In: Many Pallets of Carpet Tile!

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Greetings Forklift Fans!

We’ve just received a lot of new carpet tiles in a variety of colors and styles. They are very nice, commercial quality tiles.  Most of the tiles are 24″ x 24″ and are $3 per tile, and there are also some 18″ x 18″ tiles for just $1.69 each. They are great for basements, playrooms, offices, or high traffic areas. Buy some extra tiles so if something gets stained, you can just swap it out for a new piece (Or does that only happen at our houses?)

Hope to see you at the warehouse soon!

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The last time we received pallets of carpet tile, Forklift Fan Kinch C. snapped up a bunch for her Florida room.  See below – don’t they look great?

The last time we received a bunch of pallets of carpet tile, Forklift Fan Kinch C. snapped up a bunch for her Florida room. Don't they look great?

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Just in! 4’x8′ sheets of Maple Veneer MDF, just $16 each

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Hello Forklift Fans! We’ve just received 3 pallets of very nice sheets of maple veneer MDF, great for building cabinets and furniture!

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These are top grade 4’x8′ sheets, with a real wood veneer face attached to both sides of the MDF core.  An MDF core provides a flat, flawless surface and it’s the most stable (resists warping the best).

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This type of maple veneer MDF usually retails from $45-$77 a sheet.  Our sheets were lightly used (in a maze at the National Building Museum!), so we are offering them for just $16 each.

Here’s what you need to know:

If you are interested, you need to come look at the wood yourself!

Nice sheets of plywood and MDF tend to go very quickly here – so you can call us, but our Reuse Associates may not know what we have left in stock (it’s like calling Goodwill during a half-price sale to ask how many shirts they have). 

We’re not able to do holds over the phone, and we cannot take your credit card over the phone.

So you’ve got to come visit right away if you’re interested!    

After you buy them, you have a week to pick them up.

We offer a free storage service – so after you purchase bulky items, you have a week to find a truck, and to round up friends to help you load.  

When you are ready to take them home, you must arrive at least 30 minutes before closing time so you have enough time to load.  We’re open Saturdays and Sundays from 9-6, Mondays-Fridays from 10-6 (and an hour later on Wednesdays, from 10-7pm).

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Just in! Shipping Containers and Surplus Cabinets

Hello Forklift Fans! We have some newly-arrived items to share with you:

shipping containersFirst, we’ve received several shipping containers. They come to us from the National Building Museum and are super sturdy and well-constructed. We don’t have a lot of space for them, so we are offering them at the bargain price of $50 per container. We have various sizes and know they will be going fast. If you’re interested, stop in soon to check them out.

We’ve also received some brand new cabinets!  These came to us directly from the manufacturer and were assembled here at the Forklift. We have various sizes and configurations.  Most are vanity base cabinets.   cabinets

Here’s what you need to know:

If you are interested, you need to come look at the items yourself!

These kinds of materials go very quickly – so you can call us, but our Reuse Associates may not know what we have left in stock (it’s like calling Goodwill during a half-price sale to ask how many shirts they have). 

We’re not able to do holds over the phone, and we cannot take your credit card over the phone.

So you’ve got to come visit right away if you’re interested!    

After you buy them, you have a week to pick them up.

We offer a free storage service – so after you purchase bulky items, you have a week to find a truck, and to round up friends to help you load.  

When you are ready to take them home, you must arrive at least 30 minutes before closing time so you have enough time to load.  We’re open Saturdays and Sundays from 9-6, Mondays-Fridays from 10-6 (and an hour later on Wednesdays, from 10-7pm).

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Just arrived: sturdy bamboo poles, from the Folklife Festival!

The bamboo was used to construct Folklife Festival displays like this Chinese gate

The bamboo was used to build festival displays like this Chinese gate

Hi Forklift Fans –

Because we pick up donations around the Washington DC area, we sometimes receive unusual items from government agencies and nonprofits, and really cool pieces of local history.

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These little ladders would be great for displaying scarfs, jewelry, or other treasures!  

The Smithsonian’s Folklife Festival is a Washington summertime tradition, so we were thrilled when they offered us the beautiful bamboo poles that were used in building some of this year’s exhibits.  What creative things could you do with them?

We’ve got skinnier bamboo poles for $0.50 a linear foot.  These are a little less than 2 inches in diameter, and they come in 2-, 4-, and 10-foot lengths.

We also have thicker bamboo poles for $1 a linear foot.  These range from 2 – 4 inches in diameter, and they come in 2-, 3.5-, and 10-foot lengths.

There are also some ladders made from the bamboo.  These cost $5 a linear foot.

Wouldn’t it be cool to have a little piece of the Folklife Festival in your home?  They’re going fast, so come in soon for the best selection!

Howard, our Summer Sustainable Business Apprentice, shows off the bamboo

Howard, our Summer Sustainable Business Apprentice, shows off the bamboo

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