Visit our huge warehouse at
4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston MD 20781
In the Hyattsville area, just 5 min. from the DC line!
Open Wed & Thurs 10-8
Fri, Sat, & Sun 9-6
Closed Mon & Tues
How to Donate
To donate building materials, click here or call 301-832-0781.
Wanna get the inside scoop?
Lots of fun fall events are coming up, so keep an eye on our website calendar
And to find out when interesting donations arrive,
To convince you, here are a few posts you missed recently:
* We've just received some gardening tools and accessories. Good condition but small assortment, so come in SOON if you're interested.
* This would rock as a kitchen island or work table! Wheeled, well-loved, and sturdy - it's got character. $75
* Ooh, fancy! Know of a chef in need of a Viking stove? Send 'em to your favorite thrift store for home improvement!
Thanks to everyone who voted in the Washington Post Express contest - Community Forklift has made it to the final round!
Voting for the finals will start Sept. 7th
- so watch your inbox, because we'll send you a reminder and a link to vote.
Held at Community Forklift. It's free - just bring your questions!
Ask the Green Plumber
Sat. Sept 11,
Fred Werth is a master plumber/gas fitter, with 41 years in the trade. Five years ago, he decided to focus on alternative energy, includingsolar hot water heaters, boilers, radiant heat, tankless water heaters, and other green plumbing options for homes and businesses.
He will answer your questions about
energy analyses of homes or businesses, how to choose an energy system, insulation options, and what to do when.
(Registration is not required, but Fred's bringing a breakfast snack & coffee, so we'd like to have a head count. Just e-mail Ruthie to let us know you're coming).
Do you use reclaimed materials
in your crafts or artwork?
You may remember our Green Gift Fair last winter. Artists and woodworkers donated really beautiful pieces to be sold (proceeds went to our building fund). On the weekends, crafters exhibited and sold their work. The Forklift Fans enjoyed finding unique gifts, and our local artists got some publicity.
It was a big hit, so we're going to do it again!
Don't forget: you can take a tax deduction for donated artwork. And if you'd like to sell your crafts, exhibit spaces are free.
If you want to participate this year, please email Ruthie ASAP, or call 301-985-5180.
We opened our antique department exactly one year ago. It's been even more successful than we hoped! We've been able to stock a wider variety of architectural salvage, so folks restoring old homes have been able to find good bargains on vintage materials as well as more valuable, unusual items. It's drawn new customers to the store, and - very importantly - the revenue is helping Community Forklift become more financially sustainable.
Please celebrate with us!
1st Anniversary Party
for Salvage Arts
Sat. Sept 25, 9 am - 6 pm
* Lemonade & munchies
* Gift certificates & prizes
* The WCFR Radio Show: DJ One HeART Muzik will play requests
* Recognition of long-time Forklift Fans
* Special one-day sales on almost everything in Salvage Arts!
We've got huge discounts on cabinets,
and lots of vintage items on sale!
50% off Solid Wood Panel Doors
Take half off all salvaged solid wood panel doors
priced at $34 and under.
Sale does not include other styles of doors, hollow-core doors, surplus/new doors, or doors without price tags.
50% off Mortise Knob Sets
Take half off the marked price on sets with orange price tags. Applies to glass, wood, brass, and porcelain knob sets with the mortise box. We've got a big selection right now!
Limit 5 per household. Sale does not apply to individual knobs or parts, modern knobs, any items without price tags, or items with white price tags.
50% off Salvage Arts containers
Take half off all containers marked with
white price tags, including:
* vintage advertising tins,
* glass bottles (pre-1900's), and
* art pottery & stoneware
Sale does not apply to containers without price tags or containers with orange price tags.
Take 50% off all salvaged light fixtures and glass shades with orange price tags. We've got sleek modern lights and charming vintage lights! Sale does not include surplus/new lights, ceiling fans, or lights without price tags.
Take 50% off all white vitreous china sink-and-pedestal sets.
Sale does not include other styles of sinks, kitchen sinks, or sinks without price tags.
30% off Mantels
Take 30% off reclaimed mantelpieces with orange price tags. We've got a lot to choose from right now!
Are you good with a camera?
As a nonprofit, we have little money for print or TV advertising. This means that most new donors and customers learn about us through word-of-mouth or online. Therefore, our website is often the first place they go.
However, our site has very few pictures. It would be fantastic to have more photos to put on the website! It would also be great to get pictures of Forklift Fans at events, like the upcoming anniversary party.
Are there any volunteer photographers out there?
Pros and amateurs welcome! Please contact Ruthie. You will receive a little store credit to thank you for your time.