Woodworking and Resin: How to get in on the best new furniture trend

Woodworking and Resin: How to get in on the best new furniture trend You’re probably asking, “What’s the big deal with resin anyways?” We’re here to explain. Using resin in woodworking is great to add interest, color, and surprisingly enough – sturdiness to your wood project. There is an infinite amount of ways to combine resin with woodworking, so we will just show you a few of our favorite projects made at I Made It Workshop. Adding items to resin In this project, they decided to add bits of leaves and berries floating in the resin. It adds an extra element of nature and woods to the piece. We’ve also had pieces where people added coins, small toys, and even a mini-figurine!                                                       Here they added peacock feathers and bits of lavender in between a piece of pine and walnut to create a desktop.     Pour-Overs Resin is most often commercially used for bar tops because they add extreme durability and great looking shine that is hard to replicate any other way! In […]

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I Made It Workshop Turns 3: Our best projects through the years
July 21, 2017 by cassandra In News 1 Comment

I Made It Workshop Turns 3! On July 1st, 2017 I Made It Workshop turned 3 years old! So here is a look back at just a few of the hundreds of amazing and creative projects that have been done in that time! We even had to move to a bigger shop in the last year to make even more room to create!   Our first shop in the Santa Fe Art District in Denver to our new, larger shop in Five Points in Denver. Our new and current shop! We’ve helped create thousands of projects in the last few years so we are only show a few of our personal favorites: Wine box made in December 2014     Wine rack made in January 2015 (more project ideas like this one and how to make it can be found here!)   Cutting board made in October 2015   Table made in January 2016   Group event in September 2016   Coffee Table made in December 2016   Bench made in December 2016   Bench finished February 2017   Colorado Flag made in March 2017   Cutting board made in June 2017   Walnut table finished in May 2017 (learn […]

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Summer Woodworking Projects: All made in 1 day or less
June 17, 2017 by cassandra In Design Ideas 16 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

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 1 Comment

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 04, 2017 by cassandra In Tables 10 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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