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Flash Sales - This Weekend Only!
Creative Reuse at Wangari Gardens
June Sales on Lighting, Pedestal Sinks, and More!
A Movie Star In Our Midst...

Dear Forklift Fan,

Are you ready for Father's Day?  If you still

need a gift for your dad, husband, partner, or friend, come by the warehouse this weekend, and get him a soft cotton t-shirt so he can show his love for the 'Lift!  On Saturday June 16th & Sunday June 17th ONLY, our t-shirts will be just $8 each (regularly $10). Unisex sizes available, not sold online.


Speaking of sales, have you been missing out on our weekend flash sales? 

When you signed up to receive this newsletter, we promised we would never send you more than 2 emails per month.  That's great for folks who don't want to be bothered too often. 

However, it means that you won't hear about our last-minute flash sales, or learn about unusual donations as soon as they arrive.  So, if you'd like to stay on top of our late-breaking news, you have 3 options:

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    Read on for more info about THIS weekend's special flash sales at the Forklift!

flashFlash Sales at the 'Lift,
this Weekend Only!

50% off:

Salvaged Doors of $65 or less!!


colorful doors in aisle

This Sat. June 16th & Sun. June 17th, take half off the orange price tags on most used doors marked $65 and under, including cabinet doors.


Sale does not apply to surplus doors, some specialty doors;

or doors with missing or damaged price tags.


Remember, YOU are responsible for loading purchases into your vehicle!



50% off price per foot

of Plaster molding!



This Sat. June 16th & Sun. June 17th, take half off the price per linear foot on plaster molding, including bundles and individual sticks of trim.  


Sale does NOT apply to medallions, brackets, cornices, or other plaster objects. 



Specialty Glass Knobs
Only $15 each!

 Our consignment partner in Salvage Arts (our architectural salvage department) just brought in dozens of gently-used, vintage-style glass knobs.  Look for the white hanging tags - only $15 apiece!  




 wangariWangari Gardens
Puts Our Donation to Good Use

Did you know that each year, Community Forklift donates thousands of dollars in building materials to other nonprofits working in our community? 
We understand working on a limited budget, so we're pleased to be able to partner with dozens of local schools, community gardens, social service agencies, churches, and other nonprofits by passing along small donations to each group!  Please contact Bea(at) to find out how we might be able to help your organization.

Earlier this spring, Community Forklift helped our friends at Wangari Gardens get started with a donation of a small tool shed, lumber, and a door.  We love the good work they are doing for the community, and we're excited to see it all take shape!

Wood from old pallets makes a beautiful fence at Wangari Gardens 
Wood from old pallets makes a beautiful fence  
sarah of wangari gardens with our donated door 
Sarah (one of the founders of Wangari Gardens) stands proudly with the door that CF donated - transformed with some paint into a beautiful chalkboard for their new educational garden
Wangari Gardens is a three-acre community garden built this spring, dedicated to late Nobel Laureate Professor Wangari Maathi.  The garden hopes to spread Prof. Maathi's message of using green public space for the non-commercial benefit of the surrounding community.


 Constructed in Park View next to the Washington Hospital Center, the garden is divided into two parts: rented family plots and a space left open for community recreation.

Wangari's education garden fuels community partnerships with local schools, hospitals and after-school programs. They hope to offer a variety of garden workshops to the public.  Check out our blog to learn more about all the cool stuff they're doing!  



junesalesJune Sales


50% off Pedestal Sinks  



Take half off all porcelain and cast iron pedestal sinks. (Sale does not apply to wall-mounted sinks, kitchen sinks, or items from our consignment partners.)



30% off Lighting

Take 30% off the orange price tags on all CF lighting. (Sale does not apply to ceiling fans, items with damaged or missing price tags, or items from our consignment partners)  

 Ten Cent Electrical Boxes and Covers  

A dime apiece on all our electrical work boxes, box covers, and switchplate covers in our electrical aisle. (Sale does not apply to solid brass, ceramic, or specialty covers, or breaker boxes.)   

50% off Bookshelves

Take half off vintage and modern wood, particleboard, and metal bookshelves. (Sale does not include 1-by lumber, cabinets, china cabinets or hutches, mantles, or other furniture.) 
50% off Ceramic Tile  

Take half off the regular price on all sizes of ceramic floor and wall tiles. (Sale does not include antique or unusual glazes, designs, or shapes; wood, glass, or stone tile; marmoleum; other flooring; items from our consignment partners, and select specialty items.) 
coffeecartCommunity Forklift's Coffee Cart
Stars in a PSA!

PSA header
You know how we serve coffee in the winter from a cute little cart near our checkout desk?  Well, the US Department of Transportation recently used our coffee cart and rustic tools as a prop in their Miss Utility public service announcement.  The actors may be attractive, but we think our cart is the real star!   
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