Step 3. Sand
One of my favourite steps, sanding. Be careful and examine your wood / material before you start. If you work with solid wood, you can sand multiple layers without any issues. If you are working with more precious wood / with a very tin layer of solid wood, you need to sand the top layer very carefully.
For this step you use the BLACK+DECKER Mouse. Very flexible and you don’t need a power point nearby! Perfect for small appliances and finishing. You need 3 types of sanding paper: 80gr, 100gr en 120gr.
The smaller the grain, the more wood it takes. So, we start with an aggressive grain and end with a soft paper, to make the surface soft and smooth.
We wanted to keep some of the desk’s authenticity. So, we kept not sanded parts at the edges to create a variegation between the (light) sanded wood and the (dark) natural wood.