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!

A fireplace (even a faux one!) is an incredibly cozy feature, and this stunner by Tyler Whitmore Interiors is no exception! Created with a salvaged mantel from Community Forklift, this fireplace setup has a calming vibe with its rich green finish. Thanks for finding a reuse for this beautiful piece and giving it a new lease on life. Photo by @tyler_whitmore_interiors (Instagram)

This pair of cockatoo statues from Community Forklift contrasts so nicely with the beautiful deep green walls in their new home! Best of all: their new roommate — a cockatiel named Raquel — is also a fan, and can be seen hanging out on the mantel along with them. Thanks to a Forklift Fan (and Raquel) for giving these cockatoos a new home! (Bonus third picture of Raquel, of course.)

Here is Woodridge Woodshop proving how beautiful a spoon can be with a coffee scoop carved from Community Forklift salvaged poplar! “It’s the first scoop I’ve ever carved, and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. After all this work, that first cup of coffee is going to be the best I’ve ever tasted.” Awesome! Photo by @woodridge_woodshop (Instagram)

This Spanish reproduction chandelier from Community Forklift looks right at home in the dining room of this 1895 Queen Anne Victorian. It looks fantastic with that beautiful ceiling medallion and built-in bookcase (also salvaged)! Thanks for supporting our reuse nonprofit and giving this beauty another life! Photo by @hill_queen_1895 (Instagram)

Check out this Art Deco inspired chandelier from Community Forklift hanging in its new home! The warm translucent stone with brass accents looks fantastic against the warm wood tones of the ceiling. What a dramatic space! Thanks to the new owners for giving this sunburst beauty another use.


January 2023: Salvaged Materials from Community Forklift find new uses
December 2022: New reuses for materials from Community Forklift
November 2022: Creative projects using salvaged materials from Community Forklift
October 2022: Upcycling projects using salvaged materials from the reuse warehouse
September 2022: Upcycle salvaged materials into fantastic creative projects
August 2022: Fantastic projects made with salvaged materials
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!


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.