FAQ

Can I bring my own materials to the workshop?

I Made It Workshop supplies all tools & materials, if you want to bring in your own materials the cost to use the shop is $30 per hour. The planer and drum sander are an additional $1 per minute.

What tools do you have available?

Table saws
15 inch Planer
8 inch Jointer
Routing table
CNC
Drill Presses
Mitre Saw
6 inch Band Saw
Drum Sander
Bench Sander
Orbital Sanders
Router
Hand Planer
Dust Collection
Various Hand Tools

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.

How much does it cost to make a table?

The cost depends on the amount of materials, the type of wood, and the amount of resin. Most commonly 6 person tables run around $900 and 8 person $1300. But we have something for every budget. Just book a Getting Started session from the Schedule page of the website, come in and we will go over all the options.

How long does it take to make a table?

It does depend but a 6ft table, on average, will take 6 visits of 1.5hrs each.

How much does it cost to make a bench?

Benches run about $250, depending on the amount of materials used.

How much would it cost to make a Work From Home Desk?

It depends on your options but between $500 and $600.

I want to make something in your shop. How do I get started?

All you need to do is schedule a “getting started” session from the schedule page of the website. At the session, we’ll go over the design you want, look at the wood available (and we have lots at the moment), cost, and perhaps even get started.

Does the cost of the class include materials?

The class cost is all inclusive! All tools and materials provided.

I want to do a single project with a partner do I need to buy 2 tickets or just one?

You would only need one ticket for the two of you.

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.

Do you sell products too or do we have to make them?

We have instructors and show you how to make it. We can make one for you if you don’t want to.

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.

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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How to sell my Product

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.