A magnolia design burned into a piece of Treincarnation live edge lumber from Community Forklift: brilliant and beautiful! Slow Burn created the artwork on a roughly 12” x 10” piece of elm. Thanks for supporting the reuse warehouse and choosing salvaged lumber! Photo by @the_slowburn_ (Instagram)

While Lulu might be a little miffed about their creation, I think these dog gates made with materials from the reuse warehouse look fantastic! What a great reuse for brackets, lumber, and salvaged wrought iron railing. Thanks to Lulu’s creative owner for finding a new purpose for these materials!

This curved and carved mantel from the reuse warehouse looks so incredibly elegant in its new home! The colors of the summer cover and wall set off the details so well. Thanks to a Forklift Fan for finding a stunning reuse for this fantastic piece of architectural salvage! Photo by @queengwenn (Instagram)

Shutters: good for privacy both indoor and out! Check out this fantastic privacy screen created with salvaged window shutters and hinges from Community Forklift. They painted them, added the hinges, and weighted them with planters and pavers in order to create privacy for their hot tub and patio! Photo by @agrotke (Instagram)


July 2022: New uses for salvaged materials from Community Forklift
June 2022: Creative uses for salvaged stuff
May 2022: Creative uses for salvaged materials from the reuse warehouse
April 2022: Forklift Fans put salvaged materials to good reuse!
March 2022: Salvaged materials for a fireplace and furniture
February 2022: Reuse inspiration for cabinet sets and single cabinets
February 2022: New uses for salvaged materials from Community Forklift
January 2022: Creative projects using materials from Community Forklift
December 2021: Salvaged Materials from Community Forklift get a new use
November 2021: Upcycling Projects using Community Forklift materials

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!


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.