Burl wood coffee table will be very attractive for your rustic living room style, as the place where you can put some foods and beverages on it. The pattern of the grain and structure of the nodes makes them a very attractive material to produce tables. However, to protect the character of the wood and delicate features observed in the knots of soft wood such as burl wood, you need to be very careful when sanding. This process is tedious but produces results beautiful when done correctly.
1. Wrap a piece of sandpaper around a 220 grit sanding block of wood that fits comfortably in your hand.
2. Follows the pattern of the vein on burl wood coffee table, as much as possible, gently moving the block forward and backward through the portion of the wood knot which will become the top of the table. The goal is to keep intact the unique characteristics of the knot while away the sawdust and brush marks from the surface of the wood.
3. Use a sheet of sandpaper 440 grit over the table once you have removed the saw marks. Follow the pattern of the grain with a move up and back. No need wood block in this step. Some carpenters apply linseed oil on the burl wood coffee table and rub it with sandpaper. This step helps to seal the wood, so that the finished produce a smooth, shiny surface.
4. Changes for sandpaper 800 grit for the final sanding.
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