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4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston MD 20781
(5 min. from DC, near Hyattsville)
Open 7 days a week, from 9 AM - 6 PM - 
and open till 7 PM on Wednesdays & Fridays.
(Please drop off donations at least 30 minutes before closing time.)
  • 120,000 of home improvement supplies, furniture, and appliances donated to over 1,500 neighbors in need
  • $115,000 in free materials distributed to over 300 local nonprofits, civic groups, schools, and community organizations
  • 40+ green jobs created
With your support, we can LIFT even more!

Make a secure, tax-deductible donation online
or mail a check to Community Forklift, 
4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston, MD 20781.   
Tool Event is TODAY!
It's going to be a gorgeous day, 
so come on out to our warehouse for the

Saturday, October 29, 2016 
10 AM - 5 PM
Free and open to the public

Learn from the experts
Lie-Nielsen Toolworks began in 1981 as an effort to make top-quality hand tools available again from a U.S. maker, and to revive discontinued but useful designs so the average woodworker could obtain them. Today they make over 100 types of planes, saws, spokeshaves, chisels, floats and more.

Lie-Nielsen will bring their full line of hand tools to Community Forklift, and demonstrate techniques useful to both professionals and amateurs. You can try the tools, ask questions, and experience how woodworking with hand tools is rewarding, quiet, and surprisingly efficient.


Members of the local SAPFM chapter will demonstrate the use of hand tools to create period-accurate furniture reproductions and invite participants to try their hand at various joinery techniques.

Blackburn Tools, offers a range of finely crafted dovetail, tenon, sash, and joinery saws made in the 19th century style, as well as saw filing guides and layout tools.

With a passion for carving greenwood products, Don Nalezyty has been trained by top greenwood workers and spoon carvers from all over the world. Having taught courses locally and abroad, his love of carving is only equaled by his love of teaching this fascinating and relaxing pastime to others. Join Don at Community Forklift for a spoon carving demo.

Browse our vintage tools, too
During the event, you'll also have a rare chance to browse Community Forklift's selection of vintage tools and hardware (normally sold only online).

Flash Sale!
What excites a woodworker more than a 
A hand tool event AND a sweet weekend sale!
Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 29 - 30, you'll save 10% - 40% off hardware, vintage tools, and power tools.  
Get all the details on our blog! 

Pick up some hardware during the sale to make an awesome Jack o' Lantern!

Young woodworkers welcome!
Curious carpenters of all ages can touch the tools.  We'll also have craft activities and a scavenger hunt for little Forklift Fans.

C & JD's Stand will be here serving their delicious selection of North Carolina Barbeque, pulled chicken, burgers, hot dogs, Italian sausage, half smokes, fries and hush puppies.

Rapidly becoming a Forklift favorite, Pink Confetti Cupcakes will be here. Their homemade cupcakes, cookies and cake pops will be available for purchase between 10 AM and 2 PM.
And a special thanks to our photography partner!
Muata Langley with peopleslensfoto will be providing photography services to help us capture our event!

We're still seeking sponsors for upcoming events!  
It's a great way to get a little publicity for your business or organization, while helping your favorite reuse store.  Contact Ruthie(at) or 301-985-5180 for info.

FFFForklift First Friday
Party graphic
Only two more left this year! 
November 4th & December 2nd
On Forklift First Fridays, we stay open late to throw a party! From 6pm - 8pm the first Friday of the month, meet other salvage-minded folks, enjoy craft beer, and check out the work of local artists. We have a different flash sale, food truck, and local band each month. Forklift Fans of all ages are welcome.   

We have an extra-special musical treat next week at November's Forklift First Friday!  Oh He Dead is a smoky, folk-soul rock band from Washington, DC. Led by the stirringly passionateharmonies of Cynthia Johnson and Andrew Valenti, Oh He Dead mixes R&B influences with poignant lyrics to move both your soul and your feet. 

 If you missed them
at the 9:30 Club, 
here's your chance to catch them up close at the 'Lift!!!

Tanglewood Works Expands!!

We've got great news from our friends at Tanglewood Works:

We did it! We've expanded again! This time we are Popping-Up in Hyattsville for the Holiday Season and we want you to help kick it off in true upcycled style. Please join us in supporting all your favorite local upcycling artists as we embark on an exciting event for the Gateway Arts District. We will have handmade gifts, local art, hand painted furniture, upcycled clothing and accessories and inspiration galore. Oh, and did I mention the wine and goodies and live music. Yes, we'll have those too.

PS - Nov. 6th may be our grand opening celebration, but we'll have a sneek peek soft opening starting Nov.1st at 10 am!

Sponsors for our next few events
calendarMore fun stuff coming up! 

FREE Workshops
Check out our calendar page frequently for DIY workshops. November topics include Door Hanging & Repair, and Glass Cutting. Register soon, because these fill up quickly!

November 25th & 26th
After Thanksgiving, shop green, shop small, or don't shop at all - here's your excuse to stay away from the mall! We are celebrating community with live music, free gift-making workshops, local artists, and free photos with Santa for all ages.
Last chance to send in your project pictures!  
Contest logo

Every year, Community Forklift joins reuse centers across the country to participate in The ReUse People Of America's National Reuse Contest. If you have recently finished a project using reused building materials, just send us pictures and a description for a chance to win awesome prizes. 
The contest closes at midnight 
on October 31, 2016.  

Visit our blog for all the details. The odds are in your favor - Forklift Fans have won at nationals for the last three years!

From our Partners
Community Giving Spotlight
by Alex Winter, Community Services Coordinator

Hey Forklift Fans, 

Did you know that YOU (yes, you!) support our local giving programs?  Every time you shop at the Forklift or make a donation, you help us provide free building materials, appliances, and other household necessities to neighbors in need and to other fantastic nonprofits doing great work in our communities. 

One of these wonderful organizations is Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area (LSS/NCA).  They welcome hundreds of refugees to the Washington, DC metro area every year. They support their clients during this important transition by mobilizing community partners and offering a comprehensive range of services including housing assistance, employment training, immigration services, and social programming. 

Community Forklift recently awarded LSS/NCA a materials grant for dining tables, dressers, chairs, and other household items, so our new neighbors can come home to a cozy (greener!) living space. By saving on these furniture costs, LSS/NCA can use their funds to further serve their growing number of clients, helping them achieve self-sufficiency and success in our community.

Know of any community organizations that could benefit from free materials from the Forklift? Please refer them to our Community Building Blocks program!

This might interest those of you who are into historic preservation:  the next conference of the Small Museum Association is being held in Hyattsville in February!  There are even a few conference scholarships available for students, and for folks who volunteer or work at museums. The application deadline is November 13th, so please share this link with anyone who might be eligible.

Help your congregation save money 
and get free trees! 

There are FREE trees available for religious communities in Prince George's County! Trees for Sacred Places is a wonderful program that can help your congregation plant trees AND save on stormwater impact fees through Prince George's Alternative Compliance Program.  

This program is also available statewide, so if you have connections with churches or faith-owned property anywhere in Maryland, please spread the word! For more info, visit
Last Chance for 
October Specials!
Please note:  monthly sales do not include items from our consignment partners, items sold online, select specialty items, or items with missing or damaged tags. 
40% Off Doors  

Take 40% off Doors with blue tags up to $100, and 40% off doors with orange tags of any price. Sale includes new/surplus, gently-used, and vintage doors. Sale does not include doors in frames, doors with blue tags, select specialty items, items from our consignment partners, online items, or doors with missing or damaged price tags.

Register now for our free Door Hanging & Repair Workshop on Saturday, November 12th!

40% off Lighting!

 Take 40% off lights with blue tags up to $100, and 40% off lights with orange tags. This sale includes ceiling fans, shades & bulbs. Sale does not include select specialty items, other light parts or electrical supplies, items from our Salvage Arts consignment partner or Tanglewood Works, online items, or items with missing or damaged price tags.

40% - 75% off Shutters  

Take 40% off blue-tag shutters, and 75% off orange-tag shutters.  Sale includes modern and vintage interior and exterior shutters. Does not include shutter hardware sold separately, other types of window treatments, select specialty items, items from our consignment partners and items with missing or damaged price tags.

Free Paint Samples! 

Great for making Halloween costumes and decorations! This month, all paint containers size 8 oz. or less are free (while supplies last.) Does not include Amazon Paint or paint in containers larger than 8 oz.


Did you know that we have a lot of items that are available only online?  We have a lot of vintage hardware and decor available in our Etsy store!

Or, to see a range of vintage decor, bathroom fixtures, machinery, and commercial items, visit our Ebay store.

Open 7 days a week, from 9 AM - 6 PM - and now open till 7 PM on Wednesdays & Fridays.
(Please drop off donations at least 30 minutes before closing time.)
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