Monthly Sales

Check out our February Sales!

20% off Kitchen and Laundry Appliances

Take 20% off the orange tags on our kitchen and laundry appliances that are priced under $1000.  Sale does not include items from our consignment partners, select specialty items, vintage items with blue tags, or items with missing or damaged price tags.

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30% off Kitchen Cabinets & Cabinet Doors

Take 30% off all kitchen cabinet sets, individual kitchen cabinets, and cabinet doors.  Sale does not include items from our consignment partners, select specialty items, vintage items with blue tags, cabinet hardware, or items with missing or damaged price tags.

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Feeling crafty?  There are tons of ideas on the web about how to upcycle cabinet doors!

cabinet door pairs

20% off Stainless Steel Kitchen Sinks

Sale does not include items from our consignment partners, select specialty items, vintage items with blue tags, or items with missing or damaged price tags.

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20% off Formica and Corian Countertops

Sale does not include granite, stone, or marble counters; items from our consignment partners; select specialty items; vintage items with blue tags; or items with missing or damaged price tags.

corian scraps

30% off Ceiling Fans

Sale does not include items from our consignment partners, select specialty items, vintage items with blue tags, or any items with missing or damaged price tags.

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Super September Sales, and Free Plaster, Fall Festivals…and First Place?

Did you see our September newsletter?   We have free plaster, fun fall festivals, and maybe we’ll even have first place (if you vote for us in the Washington Post Express contest!).  We’ve got a bunch of sales too, and Mr. Fix-It will share tips on painting and door installation.  Click here for all the details!

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Don’t know what you’re doing tomorrow? Here’s what we recommend…

 

 

Have you been meaning to visit Community Forklift for a while, and just haven’t gotten around to it?

Make a day of it! There is a LOT of fun stuff going on within walking distance of our warehouse this weekend (Check out this long list from the Anacostia Trails Heritage Area )

Here is what our staff recommends for a fun-filled Saturday:

1) Have breakfast nearby (we love the quiche, scones, and iced coffee at Shortcake Bakery.  Lots of stuff in their dining room came from Community Forklift, including that giant red chandelier, and tables made from reclaimed doors!  The Pupusaria Morazan also makes a yummy breakfast)

 

2)  Stop at Community Forklift to see what’s new, and check out our August sales (including the great deal on plaster trim!).

 

3)  Take a stroll around the block to ECO City Farms, where you can tour the urban farm and meet their chickens at 12:30pm (Their outdoor kitchen cabinets, as well as a lot of other materials, came from Community Forklift!).

 

4) Then make your way to the Bladensburg Waterfront Park for the Battle of Bladensburg Bicentennial Celebration!!!  You can check out the brand-spanking-new Battle of Bladensburg Visitor Center, as well as constumed interpreters, an interactive shipwright, a camp surgeon, an impressment station, period music, musket and cannon demonstrations, encampments, food vendors, and more.

 

5) Relax with an evening boat ride at the Bladensburg Waterfront Park, starting at 5 pm.

6) Have dinner at Busboys and Poets in Hyattsville, where you can enjoy locally-grown food from ECO City Farms, and try to guess which parts of the artwork on the wall and ceiling were created from Community Forklift materials.

7)  Finish off the day at Franklin’s Brewery in Hyattsville, and have a glass of their new “Battle of Bladensburg” beer!  We bet it goes well with their amazing bread pudding dessert.

 

Hope you have fun, and don’t forget to send us pictures of your adventures!  (You can post them to our Facebook page, or email them to Bea(at)CommunityForklift.com)

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Flash Sale on Windows! This Sat & Sun only

Hi Forklift Fans –

Don’t miss our flash sale this weekend!  We’re open from 9am-6pm.

 

30% off Salvaged Windows & Sashes

The porch divider on this Annapolis rowhouse was featured on ApartmentTherapy.com

InMyOwnStyle.com has instructions for building a fireplace screen out of an old sash

This Saturday and Sunday, May 19 & 20, take 30% off the orange price tags on standard used windows and skylights, as well as modern & vintage sashes. 

(Sale does not apply to surplus, specialty, or curved windows; window trim; transoms, sidelights, or bay windows; stained glass pieces; doors with glass; items with white price tags; or windows with missing or damaged price tags).

Even if you don’t need a window, there are a lot of great options for repurposing the old sashes!  Get some inspiration from your fellow Forklift Fans:  Heather Groves created a large picture frame, and our volunteer Ron Ford has a mirrored spice shelf.  Other ideas around the web include a beautiful fireplace screen, a nifty jewelry organizer, and a porch divider.

Don’t forget the Monthly Sales!

Of course, we also have other items on sale for the whole month, including door hardware, radiators, medicine cabinets, furniture, tools, and vintage appliances.   On Saturdays in May from 10am – 1pm, the Neighborhood Farm Initiative will also be at Community Forklift selling vegetable seedlings (including tomato, pepper, & herb varieties). 

See our May Newsletter for details! 


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Flash Sale! 50% off Doors priced at $28 or less, this weekend only

 

Hi Forklift Fans! 

We’ve recently received a big variety of doors.  So, this Saturday April 28th and Sunday April 29th, we’re having a sale!  Take 50% off the orange price tags on used wood doors marked $28 and under, including cabinet doors.

It’s a great excuse to find a cool old door for a DIY project!  Check out this door headboard from Grand Design Co, and find a tutorial for making this corner shelf at Craftaholics Anonymous.

 (Flash Sale does not apply to doors with glass, surplus or “specialty” doors; doors priced over $28; items from our consignment partners; or doors with missing or damaged price tags.  Remember, YOU are responsible for loading purchases into your vehicle).

And don’t forget, this weekend is also your last chance to take advantage of our April Sales, including granite counters, stair parts, radiator covers, and shower doors. 

Hope to see you soon!

The Forklifters

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Six Fabulous Ideas for Repurposed Shutters

Shutters are half off this month. You’re not redoing your windows? No problem – these building materials have tons of other creative uses. We’ve rounded up a few for you…

Shutter Console Table

With some 1x4s, table legs, and paint, you can turn a shutter into a unique side table. Everyone knows about turning repurposed doors into desks, but this project is an unusual variation.

Find the full instructions at hgtv.com

Cork Message Board

Find a shutter with space for a curtain? Grab an old cork board (or maybe some chalkboard or whiteboard paint) and make yourself a rustic-chic message board! Get more pictures and instructions at lumberjocks.com

Shutter Magazine Rack

One of the cleverest uses I’ve seen for the louvered design of shutters! Detailed instructions and lots of pictures over on My Repurposed Life (which has lots of other ideas sure to inspire Forklift Fans).

Shutter Side Table

Find four matching shutters? Turn them into a funky side table! Search our stone or countertop sections to find a really unique tabletop to finish it off. Instructions over at Good Housekeeping.

Shutter Ceiling

Got an entire room to work with? Maybe a restaurant, a cabin, a porch? Check out what this Sacramento bar/restaurant did with old shutters! From the Dishfunctional Design blog – you’ll find a whole world of shutter ideas over on their page.

These ideas are just jumping-off points. We know we have an amazingly creative community. What will you do with your shutters? Submit photos of your repurposed shutters or share your favorite ideas in the comments!

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February Sales

How long will this spring-like weather last? We don’t know, so better seize the moment and start those house projects now! Here are your sales for the month of February:

50% off Mantels

Take half off the orange price tag on mantels priced at $300 or less

(Sale does not apply to mantels with white price tags, mantels with missing or damaged price tags, or to other types of fireplace surrounds or equipment)

50% off Fireplace Screens

Take 50% off salvaged fireplace screens with orange price tags of $40 or less.

(Sale does not apply to select specialty items, cast iron items, other fireplace accessories, fireplace inserts, grates, and screens with damaged or missing price tags.).

50% off Shutters & Window Treatments

Take 50% off the orange price tag on salvaged interior and exterior shutters, blinds, shades, curtains, curtain rods, and accessories

 (Sale does not apply to select specialty items, louvered doors, plantation shutters or blinds, windows, frames, trim, items with white price tags, or items with damaged or missing price tags)

 50% off Office Furniture

Take half off office furniture with orange price tags of $100 or less.

Sale includes:

Metal & particle-board office furniture with orange price tags of $100 or less, such as

 • File cabinets,

• Media cabinets,

• Bookshelves

• Desks

Sale does NOT include:

• Solid wood furniture

• Select specialty, vintage or surplus pieces

• Trunks or card catalogs

• Flat files/map files

• Light tables/ drafting tables

• Lockers and schoolhouse furniture

• Individual shelf boards

• Kitchen, bathroom, or living room cabinetry

• Items with missing or damaged price tags,

• Items from our consignment partners

$5 each for 5-gallon buckets of…

sealant, roofing tar, adhesives, stain, & color paint

They retail for $40-$150, and we usually sell them for $25 each. But right now, they’re just $5 each!

(Sale does NOT apply to white or off-white paint, primer, or other sizes of paint cans).

Toilets & Urinals $5-$10 each

Pay just $5 for toilets & urinals with orange price tags of $15 or less. Pay just $10 for toilets & urinals with orange price tags of $45 or less.

(Sale does not include plumbing parts, toilet lids and seats, and toilets & urinals with missing or damaged price tags).

 Bricks with chunks of mortar: Just a nickel apiece!

Bricks are normally $0.25 – $0.30 each. This month, pay just a nickel each for bricks with chunks of mortar.

(Sale does not apply to brick with traces of mortar; unused brick; select specialty, decorative, and antique brick; landscaping stone; and other types of masonry).

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November Sales!

 

Sinks

Take 75% off all bathroom & kitchen sinks priced at $45 or less, including cast iron, porcelain, cultured marble and stainless steel. The sale applies to sinks in our courtyard, as well as sinks in the warehouse (Sale does not include bathroom vanity sets, pedestal sets, items without price tags, or items from our consignment partners).

 

Salvaged Doors

Take 50% off all salvaged doors priced at $50 or less (Sale does not apply to surplus/new doors, doors in frames, cabinet doors, or doors without price tags). 

 

Clawfoot Tubs

Take 50% off all clawfoot tubs priced at $225 or less (Sale does not apply to other styles of tubs, or tubs without price tags).

 

Roll Carpet

All rolls of carpet are just $10 each unless otherwise marked (Sale does not apply to carpet tiles, vinyl, linoleum, or other roll materials).

 

 

Metal Fireplace Accessories

Take 50% off the marked price on fireplace tools, grates, and screens (Sale does not apply to mantels, specially-marked items, antique fireplace covers, items from our consignment partner, or items without price tags).

 

Salvage Arts Sales:

As you may know, Community Forklift is a nonprofit reuse center for home improvement.  We collect donations of new, gently-used, and vintage building materials.  These supplies are then made available to the public at 30% – 90% below retail, and regularly donated to local charities.  Proceeds “lift” up local communities by making repairs affordable, creating green jobs, and reducing waste.     

However, our first few years were financially rocky.  So, to improve our long-term stability, we brought in consignment partners to offer higher-end products.  Happily, this attracted a wider variety of customers and provided steady revenue to support our nonprofit’s work. 

One of our partners is Terry Lewis, who travels to rural areas and antique fairs throughout the East Coast to purchase unusual primitives and vintage decor.  This month, he has two specials for us: 

Kerosene Lamps: 

Newly arrived in the Salvage Arts department – several Kerosene lamps ready to light! Pressed glass, some with handles, circa 1875-1920. Take 20% off the white price tags.

Coal Tongs & Ash Shovels:

We have recently acquired several sets of blacksmith-forged fireplace coal tongs and ash shovels. Handmade iron, some with brass, circa 1770-1820. These are great examples of fine early American craftsmanship! Take 25% off the white price tags.

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8 Great Sales in August, and 2 Big Price Cuts!

 

Half-light Doors:  Take 75% off salvaged half-light doors priced at $35 or less (Sale does not apply to other styles of doors, cabinet doors, or doors without price tags).

Lighting:  Take 50% off all light fixtures and light covers priced at $50 or less (Sale does not include items without price tags, or items from our consignment partners).

Ceramic Tile (6”x6” or smaller):  Take 50% off the marked price on standard neutral ceramic tile sized 6” x 6” or smaller (Sale does not include other sizes or types of tile; unusual glazes, shapes, or colors; decorative, terra cotta, glass, or stone tiles; or items from our consignment partners).

Window Sashes:  Take 50% off individual window sashes priced at $25 or less  (Sale does not apply to full windows, or windows without price tags).

Small Lots of Laminate Flooring:  This month, laminate wood flooring is marked down from $0.75/sq.ft. to just $0.25 per square foot. Sale applies to lots of 200 square feet or less.

“Orphan” Oak and Pine Flooring:   Near the checkout, we have a bunch of loose sticks of oak, pine, and vintage pine flooring. These sticks are just $0.25 each, regardless of length.  (Sale does not apply to matching lots or bundles of wood flooring.  Please do not remove sticks from bundles)

Orphan floorboards are great for patching jobs, or craft projects.  Check out this gorgeous wall treatment created by Forklift Fan Tracy Pope using mismatched flooring scraps!

Salvage Arts Ceramics:  Take 50% off the marked price on select mid-century ceramics with white hanging tags.

Salvage Arts Ornamental Hardware:  Take 20% off the marked price on select hardware with white hanging tags. Sale includes vintage cabinet hardware, doorknobs, locks, handles, pulls, and hooks (Sale does not include other types of hardware, hinges, skeleton keys, heating grates, or hardware with orange tags).

Prices Slashed On Select Cabinet Sets:  They are now up to 50% less than original Forklift prices!  (Prices as marked)

Toilets Now Cost Less:  Most standard 1.6 gallon toilets have been reduced from $25 to $15 each (Prices as marked).

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June Sales

June 2011 Sales!

(See store signs for details and limitations)

 

75% off Salvaged Bathroom Sinks priced at $40 or less:

Take 75% off the marked price on salvaged bathroom sinks priced at $40 or less (Sale does not apply to pedestal sinks, surplus sinks, vanity sets, kitchen sinks, or sinks without price tags).

50% off Glass:

This month, unframed glass, unframed mirrors, and unframed insulated glass panels are half off the standard price. (Sale does not include decorative or textured glass or window sashes).

50% off Carpet Rolls:

Take half off the marked price on all rolls of carpet. (Sale does not include carpet tiles or area rugs)

50% off Doors priced at $35 or less:

Take half off all salvaged doors marked at $35 or less, including modern doors, French doors, vintage wood panel doors, flush doors, storm doors, framed doors, and security doors (Sale does not include surplus doors, or doors without price tags).

50% off Nails & Screws:

This month, standard fasteners are just $0.25-$0.50 per pound (Sale does not apply to bolts or specialty hardware).

25% off Metal studs, channels, and ceiling tile tracks:

Take 25% off the regular price on these items. Sale does not include specialty items, other types of steel, or other types of channel.

15% off Salvage Arts Lighting:

Take 15% off the marked price on vintage light fixtures with white hanging tags (Sale does not include lights with orange tags)

Manager’s Special – 30% off Select Cabinet Sets while supplies last

Look for the neon stickers to save big on select kitchen cabinet sets. (Sale does not apply to vanities, furniture, or cabinet sets without neon sale stickers).

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