Would you like to share Before and After photos from a creative reuse 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!

Looking for a cozy winter DIY project? A talented Forklift Fan created new custom cushions for a fabulous rattan chair that they found at Community Forklift’s reuse warehouse. The crisp upholstery design complements the curving chair frame so nicely!

Check out the new bass flute hand rest that a Forklift Fan created using leftover sweetgum lumber from our reuse warehouse! Not only does it look cool, but also according to its creator, the new hand rest makes playing for long periods more comfortable. Sweet!

From storage room to pumping room! Our team used salvaged carpet tile, furniture, artwork, and appliances from our reuse warehouse to turn a file storage room into a pumping room for staff use. It really highlights the vintage green daisy wallpaper in our warehouse offices, I think!

Cat, vintage door, sunlight … this scene is a dream! A Richmond, VA, fan of Community Forklift found the vintage glass doorknob at our reuse warehouse. My favorite quote from her caption: “Anyone who knows me will understand why this girl has always wanted an old screen door off the kitchen. It just makes sense.” It DOES just make sense. Thanks for finding a home for this beautiful bit of door history! Photos by @cottageatcliff (Instagram)

Tool chest ASMR! A Forklift Fan found this Husky tool chest at our reuse warehouse and gave it a deep clean. Also, please note the Community Forklift carpet tiles covering the shop floor. Thanks for rounding out your workshop with salvaged materials!

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.