Summer Woodworking Projects: All made in 1 day or less
June 17, 2017 by cassandra in Design Ideas 0 Comments

Summertime is here! That means it’s time to combine the best two things: Summer and Woodworking. We’ve gathered the very best in summer woodworking project ideas perfect to complete your outdoor space and make your hot summer seem easy and breezy. The Classic Beer Caddy With how many barbeques and pool side parties you’ll be going to, this caddy is always a hit! Use it as a dad-chic way to spruce up the usual six pack and with a variety of beers. You could even give it as a gift to the party host!   2.  Time to make: 3 hours This project is super simple to make in our workshop and can even be done in one evening!   2. The Colorado Flag Show off your Colorado pride this summer (or your other favorite state!) With the simple graphic design of the mountain state it makes it easy to do a statement piece for your backyard or home!    Time to make: 2.5 hours Using live edge boards or even reclaimed pallet wood, all you need is a little bit of color and letter “c” and you’re done!   3. Mountain Key Holder Another way to show your love […]

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Couple’s DIY Walnut Table Project
May 18, 2017 by cassandra in How to Build, Tables 1 Comment

Amanda & Billy’s Walnut Dining Table The wonderful couple Amanda and Billy wanted to create a unique statement piece for their house. They wanted a rustic yet modern dining table, but most importantly they made it together! Keep reading to see this couple’s DIY walnut table!   To start their project, the first step was picking out the wood and laying out the plan for the project. Amanda and Billy’s walnut pieces they picked were book matched. Book matched wood pieces are mirror images of each other and create a symmetrical design.   Amanda and Billy then cut the live edges off of the inside pieces to glue up together (pictured right and below). Their table is a farm style design. This means that the table top will appear to be “framed in” around the edges.   With a few drinks in hand, Amanda works with our owner Francis to plan out the next steps in the project!   After joining up the table, Amanda and Billy apply tung oil to really bring out the natural colors in the walnut table.   Now it’s complete! This couple’s diy table was made from raw boards from the forest to now a gorgeous […]

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Best 10 Wood Craft Projects

Best Wood Craft Projects When woodworking, not all wood craft projects have to be grandiose and complicated. We’ve gathered our favorite and best craft projects that are simple, easy, and most importantly: fun! 1. Beer caddy made with left over pine pieces from larger projects make up this piece! The live edge pieces on the sides and handle add rustic charm. 2. This contemporary wine rack has a large front piece with the bark still on it. Craft projects like this are deceptively simple to make! 3. Another type of wine rack made using reclaimed barn wood. This craft project is no different to make than using regular wood. 4. Woodworking is even easier with a project like this. Attach magnets to the back of a gorgeous piece of wood and voila! A custom knife rack! 5.  Wood craft projects can include outdoor items too. An outdoor doormat made using various woods with lots of color. 6. After cutting out areas of two boards, they join together to make a cell phone charging station! 7. In this wood craft project, they painted many small pieces of wood to create a custom collage art piece. 8. This bird house has the fun addition […]

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Westword’s “Best Place to Build It Yourself” Award
April 28, 2017 by cassandra in News 0 Comments

We made Denver Westword‘s Best Of Denver 2017 as the Best Place to Build It Yourself! So now you don’t have to just take our word how fun our woodshop is. Excerpt from Westword: “Got a hankering to hammer nails into something? Now apartment dwellers and other Denverites lacking tools or pinched for space can bang away all they like at I Made It, a fully outfitted community woodworking space that you can use for a per-project fee . . . It’s all no muss, no fuss, and you can leave the sawdust behind.” See the full article here.

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Live Edge Woodworking: 6 Project Ideas
April 4, 2017 by cassandra in Tables 6 Comments

Many people aspire to have modern designs and furniture in their homes. However, if not done carefully, it can quickly become cold, stale, and uninteresting. What’s the fix? Something natural! Adding authentic, real wood featuring a live edge to your home can add texture and warmth. At I Made It we mill all of our own wood, so it comes straight to the shop as raw boards with live edges. This gives you a lot of options for how your final design will look!   The use of the live edge in this piece creates a unique look. This end table is created from a single board, then cut to make a box. This creates a continuous look  and the grain appears like a waterfall flowing over the edge. Finished with hair pin legs, this will be stunning in any entryway!   Here the live edge is a bit more subtle. Not every live edge has to be wild and crazy, the relatively clean lines with a few variations gives a nice look. Leaving the bark also gives a bit of contrast to the light colored wood.   Who says less is more? All three shelves have a live edge so even when […]

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10 Steps to Make a Butcher Block Shelf
February 27, 2017 by cassandra in How to Build 5 Comments

How to Build Floating Butcher Block Shelves We love to collaborate and get involved with those around us! We made floating butcher block shelves for our neighbors, Tea House & Book Store, soon to open in Five Points.   You’re casually browsing Pinterest and see an amazing idea for a shelf and think “That looks so easy, I could do that!” Then when you start to get working on the project and five trips to Home Depot later, you realize you bit off more than you can chew. That’s where I Made It comes in. We want to give you an in depth look at how we did it (and how you can too!) 1. Pick out your wood. We have a huge selection of pine and hardwoods in our shop. For this project we chose maple for its light color and the hardness of the wood. 2. Plane and cut your pieces This ensures that each piece is exactly the same thickness 3. Arrange the butcher block pattern We wanted to leave open spaces so that spice jars could be placed in them. 4. Glue up the wood 5. Clamp, clamp, clamp! One of the most crucial steps! This is […]

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