AT DC: Community Forklift - Salvage and Donations

AT DC: Community Forklift - Salvage and Donations

Maxwell Ryan
Apr 1, 2008

This is from DC finalist, Caroline. Comment away!


Just across the DC line, right off route 1 is a great warehouse of salvaged and donated materials. Community Forklift is a perfect resource for all kinds of home projects. They are non-profit selling building materials that would otherwise wind up in a landfill. Looking around you will see toilets, bathtubs, doors, windows, lumber, whole staircases and an assortment of miscellaneous hardware and fixtures - they have everything, including the kitchen sink (several of them actually)...


It's not the place to go if you have a specific item you are looking for but I will say you will probably walk out with something you want, that you didn't know you needed. Not that you can't get lucky – both of my closet doors came from community forklift.

A nice vintage one that I had to cut an inch off for my hall pantry and a new one still in a box (with all it's hardware) for my bedroom closet. It's also a great place to donate leftover materials you may have from a home project – I am planning on donating the leftover lumber from my new deck. The best part? It's a tax write off! >>

- Caroline V.

(Thanks, Caroline!)

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