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The Community Furniture Stores are a group of three charities which help people in their local community by reusing unwanted furniture and reducing waste

Everyone is welcome to visit, browse and buy goods at affordable prices.  If you’re looking for a wide range of good quality reused furniture at affordable prices, the Community Furniture Stores are the place to visit.  We even sell a range of affordable new goods including kitchen electricals, beds and mattresses, and bedroom furniture.

York Community Furniture Store. Picture by David Harrison.

Check out our locations and opening times.

If you’re looking to get rid of  a piece of furniture that no longer fits the Community Furniture Stores can collect it and make sure it’s put to good use.  Last year the three stores reused over 22,500 items of furniture, electrical appliances and other household items preventing an estimated 500 tonnes of unnecessary waste, and helping over 10,000 households to make better homes.

Community Repaint

The three Community Furniture Stores are members of the national Community RePaint scheme which reuses leftover paint through donations to community groups and sales to the public from as little as £2 per litre.  This includes end of line stock from major manufacturers and retailers as well as leftover paint from commercial decorators.  We stock ReColour, a range of re-manufactured high quality paint available in matt or silk finish in a palette of 20 colours.

The Community Furniture Stores are also part of the ReUse Network, a national network of organisations committed to reusing, repairing and recycling unwanted goods to protect the environment and make affordable, quality goods available to everyone.

Workshops

Each Community Furniture Store has a workshop that tests electrical goods and carries out repairs and upcycling of furniture.  The workshops offers training, work experience and wellbeing opportunities for people that are unemployed or find it difficult to hold down paid employment.    Many participants go on to find work, including in our own stores.  As well as doing basic furniture repairs the workshop at Selby makes a range of garden furniture reusing broken furniture and discarded wood, and the workshop at the Scarborough store specialises in re-upholstery and making new craft goods.

The video below gives a glimpse of how we work: