FAQ

WHERE DOES THE WOOD COME FROM?

We’re all about keeping it local to minimize our footprint. I Made It mills all of the wood we use in the shop on Colorado’s Front Range. That’s why we call our process “Forrest to Table!” We have Ponderosa Pine from the Black Forest Burn Scar northeast Colorado Springs, known for bright, warm colors resulting from the heat of the fire. Other species of wood in the workshop include Elm, Cherry, Walnut, Russian Olive, Black and Honey Locust.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Rather than shelling out for another monthly membership, I Made It just charges per project. You can choose from our pre-priced catalogue of things to make, or we’ll work out a custom price based on the amount of wood you’ll use for any  you want to tackle. AND we include all shop time and instruction.

CAN I STORE MY PROJECTS IN THE SHOP?

Small projects you can take home until you’re ready to work on them again. Larger projects can be left in the shop while you work on them for up to 30 days. After 30 days, there is a storage fee.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?

Of course, that depends on what you’re making and the complexity of your project.  Plan on a couple of sessions for smaller projects. Tables generally take 6-12 hours over three to four sessions to depending on the size.

I WANT TO MAKE A TABLE, WHATS THE PROCESS?

Tables are our specialty!:

  • We’ll help you find beautiful wood to match your project and style. You can lay wood out and see how pieces match together
  • Then we show you how to trim the planks straight
  • Joining the table is organized chaos, gluing and clamping so a couple of instructors will be there to help you get it just right

We then take the joined table top offsite to a commercial planer. It comes back professionally milled (leveled/sanded) so you don’t have to spend hours sanding (yay!)

When it comes back, you’ll fill any natural features (like knots) with an epoxy resin or wood filler.

If you choose wooden legs, we’ll help you design and build your base and legs. You’ll do a little bit of finishing sanding, then attach the base and legs.

It’s just that simple.

It will take around 6-12 hours to complete in 3-6 shop visits.

WHAT IS THE COST/TIME FOR USING RESIN IN MY PROJECT?

Resin adds some cost to making a table, its just expensive material. It also adds a couple of extra visits to our shop, so an extra 4-6 hours in making your projects. This is because it takes 24 hours to dry per pour and only thin pours can be done at one time.

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