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

 We are so excited to share that 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
April 04, 2017 by cassandra In Tables 0 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 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. The straight legs keep it from being overwhelming in the design.   Who says less is more? All three shelves have a live edge so even when items are placed on the shelf it is still noticeable!   Even on small projects, like this beer caddy, live edges can add a fun and rustic element.   […]

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10 Steps to Make a Butcher Block Shelf
February 27, 2017 by cassandra In How to Build 3 Comments

Here at I Made It, 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 all that holds […]

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Top 8 Reasons to DIY
February 23, 2017 by imieditor In Tables 2 Comments

Admit it.Few things compare to the satisfaction of emerging paint-splattered or covered in saw dust from the garage after a hard day’s work. Doing it yourself offers real gratification and empowerment in making something with your own two hands.Don’t believe us? Here are just a few reasons to DIY

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Rustic Tables : A world of options if you make it yourself
December 09, 2016 by IMIadmin In Tables 5 Comments

There are many benefits to making your own dining table, coffee table or side table. Most important is the sense of accomplishment, when your friends ask where you got your amazing table you can say “I Made It”. And it’s not hard, even if it’s your first time wood working! Click here to see a video of this timber being milled in Colorado. Then of course you get to choose the design to best fit the style of the room. Traditional Rustic is always popular but is often more suited to country homes and holiday houses than inner city Denver apartments. “Rustic Modern” is a popular alternative. By using a metal base with your Colorado live edge table top you create a great cross over look……. “Rustic Industrial” is an exciting trend. You can use metal pipe, bare metal or painted wood for a true industrial look.   “Farmhouse Tables” certainly fall into the rustic family. The style features a cross grain piece built into each end of the table top. It continues through the base with the addition of cross beams between the legs and lengthways from end to end. Of course there are infinite designs, make sure to check […]

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