Would you like to share a project that you’ve completed using salvaged materials from Community Forklift? Send photos and a short description to outreach@CommunityForklift.org or tag us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter!

This vintage door from Community Forklift got a fabulous refinish! The woodgrain looks amazing in the door’s new spot at the entrance to the pantry. Thanks for giving this salvaged door a major glow-up and saving it from the landfill! Photo by @thy_shirt_builds (Instagram)

Community Forklift team member Theo created these ingenious spice racks and fold-down cooling racks using poplar shelving from a broken wine fridge! Creating these fantastic storage devices out of salvaged materials instead of using virgin material ended up being more cost- and time-effective and spared usable materials from the landfill as well. The 50-bottle-capacity spice racks took 20 minutes to build and cost only $4 in materials! Reuse for the win!

These salvaged carpet squares from Community Forklift’s reuse warehouse were put to good use in a Forklift Fan’s shop office! Visit the reuse warehouse to see all of the salvaged carpet and rug options currently available or shop a selection of materials online in our Community Forklift Marketplace!

“We found this giant rug for $240 and it really makes our bedroom feel more warm and comfortable. The ceiling fan and wardrobe are from Community Forklift, too!” Check out rugs and wall-to-wall carpeting at the reuse warehouse, or see a selection online in the Community Forklift Marketplace!

Every time you donate or shop at Community Forklift, you’re helping us lift up local communities through reuse.  We turn the construction waste stream into a resource stream for communities in the DC region – by keeping perfectly good items out of the landfill, preserving historical materials, providing low-cost building supplies, and creating local green jobs.