FAQs

Answers to our most popular questions

Below is a collection of our most frequently asked questions. Please take a look and if you have any further questions please feel free to contact us at (844) 473 – 7467 or create@imadeitworkshops.com

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 classes, 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, What Is 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?

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.

How Do I Sell My Products?

After finishing your Product, there are multiple ways to start selling, either you create an online WordPress shop and start selling your products (just like we do), or also you directly sell what you create using Social Media or Email Marketing.

Can we leave projects there at your business until we finish them, or do they have to be removed?

We can store your project for a short time at the shop while you are actively working on it. Projects at the shop too long will be subject to a storage fee.

If I want to bring my own wood to create a project, what is the workshop fee?

If you bring your own wood, it’s $30/hr plus $1/min for the planer or drum sander.

When I create a project is there anyone available as a coach if a little help of guidance is needed?

Yes, there’s always someone there to help. Our talented instructors are available to offer suggestions and guidance to create your project.

I want to make a table, where do I start?

Start with a ‘getting started’ session that you can book on our schedule. You’ll come in and one of our instructors will walk you through the process, show you all the kinds of wood, maybe even get you started!

I have an idea about something really unique that I want to create - where do I start?

We suggest you start by scheduling a “start a new project” session with us through our website. You will pick a time to come into the shop, review your project with us, and make a plan on how to get started. If you would like to discuss your project before you schedule a session please feel free to call us at: (844) 473 – 7467 or email us at create@imadeitworkshops.com

Do you sell gift certificates to your classes?

We sure do! You can purchase them here.

Do you sell gift certificates for custom projects?

We do! You can order them here.

Can I purchase raw wood from your shop?

Sure! Just come down to the shop and take a look at what we have.

For Classes - If I want to do a project with a partner and both of us will be working on the same project, do I need to buy 2 tickets or just one?

If you will both be working on the same project you just need one ticket for the two of you!

For Classes - My class says it's a 2-part class but I just see one date. When will the other part be?

The second part you can do at your convenience during our “Open Workshop” time. Your fee cost covers both visits.

We hope you have found the answers to your questions. If you would like to see some of the amazing things our students have created check out our gallery. If you would like to book time at our workshop, check out our schedule page.

Finally, if you have any further questions that our FAQs didn’t answer, please feel free to contact us at (844) 473 – 7467 or create@imadeitworkshops.com.

We can’t wait to see you around the shop!