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

This amazing home has so many Forklift Finds in it that we needed to use a general store photo as the “before”! With some curation and a fantastic paint job, a Forklift Fan brought together the billiards light, steel cabinets, milk crate, and green chair in a wonderfully personal space. Photos by @alexandracharitan (Instagram).

The Chair of Community Forklift’s Board of Directors picked up this cane chest in the reuse warehouse for $10! With some black paint, varnish, and new hardware, this upcycled beauty is repaired and back in service. Reuse for the win!

Check out this upcycled bistro set! The pair of chairs from Community Forklift’s reuse warehouse look fantastic recovered in a vibrant print, painted with a fun ombre effect, and paired with a thrifted table. Saved from the landfill with a completely new look! Photos by @timkimeart (Instagram).

This salvaged window from Community Forklift looks fantastic in its new home! From a Forklift Fan: “My husband and I got a practically brand new window when we were building our shed. Thank you for offering such awesome items. The Forklift is the first place we check out when we need materials for a project.” Thank you for finding a new use for salvaged materials! Photos by @mrs.jackiehenry and @djhfoto (Instagram).

The 1968 Kohler sink from Community Forklift is the icing on the vintage cake in this beautiful powder room renovation! From Jennifer L. Johnson Interior Design: “By looking for solutions with our industry partners, such as the team at Community Forklift, we are able to shop local, reduce waste and provide sustainable design options for our clients.” Thank you for using salvaged materials and supporting our reuse nonprofit! Photos by @jlynnjohnsondesigns (Instagram).

A Forklift Fan repaired and refinished this beautiful South Hampton sideboard! The silvery metallic finish really highlights the furniture’s details, and with newly repaired legs and drawers, it’s ready for service once again. Thanks for giving it a new lease on life! Photos by @secondchancesbyche (Instagram).

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.