With the high amount of questions we get every day, we've collected the top requests into this FAQ list.
If you do not find an answer to a question you may have, you can send an email to info@blackforestwood.com

GENERAL QUESTIONS

We are located in Calgary Alberta, Canada. Our exact address is 603 77 Avenue Southeast, Bay 7.

Yes! If you are coming from out of town, please let us know ahead of time so we can give you a proper tour of our space.

We have a curated selection of our finished tables and doors here on our website. The best way to see all of our work, and the process from start to finish, is through our Instagram and Facebook.

You can check us out on those channels below:
Instagram: https://goo.gl/o5gd5t
Facebook: https://goo.gl/VRgJnq

We have the means to ship manufactured products (eg resin art, finished furniture, etc) all over the world. We have limitations when it comes to raw wood as well certain products.

For any further international shipping questions, please email info@blackforestwood.com.

Yes! We carry a wide variety of products from Epoxy pigments to skews for turning.

Click this link to see our full list of products.

We pride ourselves in stocking up to 130 types of wood, both exotic and domestic. This includes everything from carving blocks, live edge slabs, turning blanks, instrument grade material, and so much more. To see what we have in stock, feel free to come visit us in the store.

Table Questions

Because all of our tables are custom, there is no one set price for our tables.

If you are seriously interested in getting a custom table top, you can fill out our Table Quick Quote form here: https://goo.gl/xtnDHq

We specialize in custom solid wood tables. Most commonly we build dining tables, coffee tables, conference tables, countertops, desks, and wall art. As nearly all of our work is custom the options are limitless, you are able to choose from things like: resin or no resin, resin colour, live edge or straight edge, wood species, base design, finish type, and much more.

Our typical lead time for tables is 8-10 weeks. However, as we continue to get busier our lead time grows longer. If you have a time sensitive project we recommend you get orders in as quickly as possible to ensure that we can see your deadlines. 

The best way to clean your piece is with a soft cloth and water, there is no need to use chemicals on the surface of your table. We also have maintenance products available that will prolong the life of the finish on your piece.

Epoxy questions

The liquid you're seeing is called Epoxy. We're currently using a brand called EcoPoxy which is a 2 part resin and hardener mix.

You can learn more about EcoPoxy here: https://goo.gl/2NEQVo

On our resin pieces we most commonly use EcoPoxy dyes and metallic pigments. If you are wondering how we created a specific colour, the best way to find out is to comment on the post and we will likely respond back. 

The type of finish we use always depends on the job, amount of resin, and ultimately the client's preferences. Right now we're using Odie's Oil for the majority of our tables. Another option we use regularly is Polarion which is a 2K catalytic urethane.

To learn more about each of these vendors, follow these links:
Odie's: https://goo.gl/gNRVju

After the resin has cured we plane it flush with the wood and sand up to 4000 grit.Here is our sanding sequence:

80 grit
100 grit
120 grit
150 grit
220 grit
320 grit
400 grit
600 grit
800 grit
1000 grit
1500 grit
2000 grit
4000 grit 

Up here in Canada, we use a brand called Tuck Tape. For any of our American or International friends out there, we'd recommend Tyveck Tape.

There's never been a set mould for the resin related projects we're working on. Everything is built to the job. We're currently developing an in-depth how-to video to better answer this question. Stay tuned.

There are a few methods that we've found to be successful:

1. Ensure your piece is level and your mould parts are straight
2. Use lots of builders tape to ensure your mould is airtight
3. Use silicone around corners where applicable and let set

Door Questions

Like our tables, every door we make is a custom and unqiue process.

If you are seriously interested in getting a custom solid wood door, you can fill out our Door Quick Quote form here: LINK HERE

We do specialize in exterior doors with solid wood frame and jamb, complete with install and trim. We are also known for exterior door slabs and interior doors and pacakagaes.

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Workshop Questions

Yes! We offer a variety of courses from woodturning to working with epoxy.

You can see our list of in-house workshops here: https://goo.gl/SNBN7N

The best way to get notified when new workshops are scheduled is to sign up for our newsletter.

You can do so at the following link: LINK HERE

We are working on making online webinars for all of our workshops. Stay tuned.

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