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"Why do I DIY? It's in the genes..."

Dear Forklift Fans – I bet a lot of you will relate to this week’s column from Lauren Flynn Kelly in the Hyattsville Life & Times!    
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Hi Forklift Fans – are there days when you’d like to hunt for treasure, and help your favorite reuse center lift up local communities… but you just don’t feel like going out in the heat?  Well, remember that you can shop online too!  Proceeds from your…
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That’s right, Forklift Fans, we said 50% OFF STOREWIDE! (Except for lumber, cabinet sets over $1200 and our usual exclusions – see below.) This Saturday and Sunday (August 15 and 16) is our SUMMER CLEARANCE SALE! The warehouse is full and we need to make…
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Power Tools Petting Zoo

This past Saturday, volunteer Mark Wardlaw (of BNV Remodeling) presented the first workshop of our 3-part tool series.  He did a great job providing an overview of basic hand tools, and everyone learned a lot!  He’ll be returning later in the month with a…
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25% Off Modern and Vintage Furniture! Need Back to School furniture? Setting up a new apartment! This is your lucky month!  Our sale includes blue and orange tag desks, chairs, dressers, bed frames, dining tables, coffee tables, end tables, consoles,…
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You heard it, Forklift Fans! We’ve been stockpiling some great mid-century modern furniture, fixtures and accessories, and this weekend, August 7-9, they are all ON SALE 35% OFF! This includes specialty items that have never been on sale before. When…
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We have crates of crates!  Cool old fruit crates with the farm names stenciled on them.  Great for DIY projects and bookshelves! They are $24 each.  Crates like these are hard to find, so come in soon for the best selection. Now, if you can’t get here…
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Happy National Thrift Store Day!!! Thanks for choosing to reuse with us.

Did you know that August 17th is National Thrift Store Day? That means it’s a great day to thank you for all of your support!! Your purchases, donations, and volunteer hours have really helped to lift up DC-area communities over the years.  Together,…
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Come join us at the Grand Ole ‘Lift for this season’s last Forklift First Friday! September’s First Friday will be featuring tear-in-your beer, classic Honky-Tonk band, Rodeo Motel! Who’ll take you back to the heyday of classic country with their…
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Fall Festival & Vintage Tools at the Forklift September 12th 11am – 3pm Mark your calendar!  We’ll have antique experts, preservation and appraisal advice, and free workshops.  Enjoy old-timey bands, food, and cider.  It’s also a rare opportunity to view…
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Free Workshop – Tool Series Part 1: Basic Hand Tools  In the Community Forklift Classroom Saturday, August 8th, 2015 2pm – 3pm Mark Wardlaw, of BNV Remodeling, returns to the Forklift to bring us this workshop.  Mark will give an overview of basic home…
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Do you check out our calendar regularly?  We’ve got free workshops and a bunch of fun events in the works, including a free improv comedy show, a Power Tool Petting Zoo and a fall festival celebrating the restoration and preservation of old homes and…
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4671 Tanglewood Dr Hyattsville, MD 20781
4671 Tanglewood DriveUSMarylandHyattsville20781
(301) 985-5180communityforklift.org
Architectural Salvage Store, Non-Profit Organization
Architectural Salvage Store
Non-Profit Organization
Hardware Store
Thrift Store
Home Improvement Store
Today 9AM–6PM
Tuesday 9AM–6PMWednesday 9AM–7PMThursday 9AM–6PMFriday 9AM–7PMSaturday 9AM–6PMSunday 9AM–6PMMonday 9AM–6PM
The DC area's Nonprofit Thrift Store for Home Improvement & Architectural Salvage

Mission
To lift up communities in the DC area by reducing construction waste; creating green jobs; and making repairs affordable for low-income folks, homeowners, small businesses, and nonprofits.

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At our very large warehouse, you can donate new and used building materials to receive a tax deduction, or you can purchase materials at prices that are 40% - 80% below retail.

Thrift store proceeds go right back into reuse! We "lift up communities" by reducing construction waste, creating green jobs, and making repairs affordable for homeowners, low-income folks, small business owners, and nonprofit groups. We also provide public education about local recycling & reuse options, and donate building materials to partner nonprofits and neighbors in need.
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Secondhand shop selling a variety of building materials & furniture including cabinets & tables.- Google
"Great place to find unique building supplies at good prices."
"This is a very interesting place to peruse."
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Curtis Barnes
a month ago
This place is awesome. I always find great items at great prices. Everyone there is super friendly and they even host events to show their support for the community. If you get a chance, I definitely recommend you check it out.
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Marvin Greenberg
2 months ago
A great place to find "house parts" -- doors, fixtures like clawfoot tubs, sinks,, radiators, some appliances... Everything is donated, recycled from done old house being remodeled. Some of the stuff is less than 1/4 what you would pay to get new, and some of the stuff you could never find new... Old locksets, radiators, door knobs... It will be a bit of work finding what you need. I just got 100 sf of heart pine flooring for my remodel to match the flooring in my 100 y/o house. $300, versus over $1000 I was quoted to buy this small amount, new. You can also donate stuff FROM your remodel.
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Seth Hajbi
4 months ago
I have been an advocate, customer, and supporter of Community Forklift. When I discovered them, I was really happy for that enabled me to stay in DC area and not go to Baltimore to Second Chance for things I occasionally needed for my Business. SADLY THAT CHANGED TODAY DUE TO A RECENT EXPERIENCE MADE WORSE BY THE MANAGER nicole. I purchased and paid for two refrigeration units (a wine cooler and a freezer.) I was able to pick up one (wine cooler) and told the attends that I will need a couple of additional days for the freezer as it was too big for my truck. Anyone who was in DC last week probably noticed the bad weather and constant rain. it made it difficult for me to arrange for the pick. I came by as soon as I was able to arrange for the pick up, but to my surprise I found that they have sold the freezer to someone else. I expressed my surprise given that I have not received a curtesy call to inform me they were selling it, which would have either spared me the trip or spurred me to act and remove my purchase. THE ATTENDANTS were also surprised that no call was placed and showed empathy given my real disappointment. Nicole, the manager, who was not working that day, was anything but courteous, empathetic or simpathetic. Given that she was the one who authorized the re-sale, I left her a message but she did not call me back, so I left her a second, which she ignored as well. When I finally had her on the phone, she was as thoroughly uninterested as anyone could be. When I went to the store today to get my refund, she told me that she could only give me a store credit at 25% of the purchased value (restocking fee). AGAIN she did not show any empathy, she just pointed to the store policy and shrugged me off. I rank this experience as bad as the one I had at an airport in Paris when the air france attendant told me that I had to find and pay for my own hotel room when the airline was not able to get us to our final destination. she told her colleague in french that we did not deserve any help. That experience was actually better because when I asked for a manager and told her in french what happened, she was apologetic and arranged for a hotel at the airport and the airline paid for it. AT FORKLIFT, THE MANAGER WAS THE ONE WHO WAS THE MOST OFFENSIVE AND NOT THE ATTENDANTS.
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Peter Roehrich
2 months ago
Cool old building elements and scrap materials. Great place to get items for a renovation or a project at a cheap price, or just to spend some time browsing indoors and out.
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Katie Drenga
a month ago
The selection of materials & supplies is very large however the pricing is somewhat scattered. Best to check it out for yourself and keep an open mind of what you can make!
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Wayne Lin
2 months ago
Found a vintage door and door hardware that matches the existing doors in our 1917 house. Amazing! The vintage hardware section was amazing. Tons of options and organized by style which made it easy to find what we needed.
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Lonnie Scales
4 months ago
This place is awesome! The prices are really good and the workers have great customer service. They even help you load anything you buy. My wife and I will be back again when we're ready to do our wet bar in our basement.
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Evan Wilder
2 months ago
I love coming here to find used items that are perfectly fine when used. Plus, good to donate used items from the home or garden.