When I signed up I didn't understand that we would need to schedule minimum 2 additional sessions to finish the project due to resin cure times. Would be nice to find a way to add a step for sealing the edges of the cheese board so that the resulting surface quality would be better. Waiting for the "fill with clear" to happen was vague and confusing. I had to call a couple times to check given the ETA wasn't clear.
Staff was friendly and helpful. Never had to wait around too much when I was in the workshop.
Resin cheeseboard project has hooked us! We are planning to make a desk next!!!
Everyone was very busy. We weren't sure what our next step was several times and had to wait for someone to help us, and when they did it felt very rushed. Spending over $700 for this coffee table and just want to make sure we are happy with the finished product.
So many great thing about the workshop. The only problem I had was the instructors are more interested in talking with each other than working with customers. I think the concept is awesome, shop is clean friendly and safe. I enjoyed going and will recommend
Staff is very helpful and friendly and made this a great experience. I learned about the various tools and feel much more comfortable using them than I would have otherwise.
I didn’t realize my project would require 2 sessions. That should have been more clear. I would have appreciated an overview of all the steps involved before we got started. The directions on what to do we’re not very clear. More workspace would have been good. Need a more secure place for coats and purses. Overall, I’m happy with the finished project and it is something I will use and show to others. I think the instructors were very talented in woodworking, just needed more teaching skills. I would consider taking additional classes.
Very helpful staff to guide the process.
I didn’t know the project would take several visits, a heads up on that would have been nice as the location is a bit of a drive. The staff was excellent in helping me finish my project and solve issues that came up. A LOT of fun though and I will do another project!
Great concept and wonderfully stocked workshop. Sometimes it was hard to have the guidance and support needed/desired to build something the right way. Often the guidance came after time was wasted (over sanding, waiting to find out the next step, not knowing all the options). Great advice was available, but not always present or timely.
We had a blast! We did think it was a tad too hands off. I think that we had some important info missing when we did our final step to our resin cheese board. But, thank you! We had so much fun.
A little pricey but a great concept
I love the place in terms of the tools available. It's a great resource for the community. However, given the hourly rate to use the tools, I couldn't finish my project there. I felt compelled to use the few ~specialty tools I needed quickly and leave, so that I can use my meager tool selection at home to get the job done at a much more wallet-friendly pace. I found myself working more hastily there than I would have liked--and although I only went there to rough-cut a few pieces, they are rougher than my ability would naturally allow in a more relaxed environment time-wise. I'll probably go back if I have the need for those niche tools again, but otherwise the price is a barrier.
Overall, we had a great experience and made a beautiful table. The wood choices are awesome and the tools are well kept and clean.
The one piece of feedback I'd like to share is that we felt that the process was really disorganized. Mainly, we struggled with having someone help us consistently and at one point, the person helping us left and didn't tell us and we were in the middle of a crucial step of our project and needed guidance. The staff is very helpful when they are available, but finding someone who is available was challenging at times.
Staff was very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful.
Lilly was especially fantastic -she tuned into us on the 2nd day to make our experience memorable. Overall we had an excellent time, and will be recommending I Made It to all our friends. We love our beautiful cutting boards!
Tom was very helpful in finishing up my cutting board! Thanks so much!
We are novice woodworkers, so we needed more direction than was provided. Next time, we will be sure to ask what step-by-step process is needed to complete a nice piece in the shop. We did love it though!
Took my 12 year old daughter too try it out and see if woodworking would be an interest for her. We just dropped in without having attended an orientation (which I would highly recommend doing first) 1 hour before they closed. Place was busy with several other people working on projects but they helped us find a spot to work and helped pick a good project for a 12 year old. She was able to try out a compound miter and band saw with some resin application too. Needless to say Kate had a blast and I was fully impressed at how helpful and accommodating the staff were and we are excited to go back and finish the project.