Sanding

One side of my slab was smoother than the other to start out, so I picked the smoother side of the wood to start sanding. The underside does not need to be sanded, but it should be relatively flat.

I started with a rough grit of 60 or 80 and worked to smoother grits until it was satisfactorily flat and smooth.

Wear eye protection and a dusk mask while sanding, and hearing protection if your sander is loud. Sand outdoors if you can!

Sanding will take a long time. Be patient and don't forget to take breaks!

This guide was first published on Nov 04, 2014. It was last updated on Oct 15, 2018. This page (Sanding) was last updated on May 04, 2015.