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!

“The ‘after’ isn’t perfect and it’s nowhere near a restoration, but it’s amazing to see how far some scratch cover and lemon oil can go on a beat-up dresser top! The smaller scratches have almost disappeared and the rings and deep scratches are darker and a little less obvious. Just adding a few well-placed tchotchkes and we’ll be good to go!”

This antique glass-doored cabinet with a lock and key was only $60 at the reuse warehouse! The tropical redo of this DC bathroom also includes a Hollywood Regency style vanity light (also from Community Forklift) and a thrift store vintage sunburst mirror. Sweet!

This bedroom makeover is incredibly fabulous, yet extremely cozy! A Forklift Fan donated the room’s ceiling fan to Community Forklift and replaced it with a lantern from our reuse warehouse. A full circle situation! Thank you for donating and shopping to support our reuse nonprofit! Photos by @old_line_home (Instagram)

Check out this amazing flooring fix accomplished with salvaged materials from Community Forklift! From a Forklift Fan: “We have original 150-year-old heart pine flooring in our house, and we had a small section in our bedroom that needed to be patched. We were so excited to find this bundle of 3 heart pine planks at the warehouse for $25 …” Photo by @nikki.rosato (Instagram)

Check out the antique hardware from Community Forklift that a Forklift Fan used on their library doors! The classic knobs are a great match for the doors that they found under their front porch. And who doesn’t love an old key?! Thanks for choosing salvaged materials and supporting our reuse nonprofit! Photo by @4inarow_DC (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.