: Hi all:
: I'm having a brain cramp, which forces me to post a dumb question. I'm
: building a wine storage cabinet (it's from the September issue of
: "Wood"), and most of it is plywood. It tells me to "sand to 220 grit."
: Great, I can do that...but, what grit do I start with?
What sort of plywood? if this is furniture grade stuff, it's already sanded
at the factory to 120 or 150 grit. I'd actually either not sand it at all,
or start at 180 or 220, depending on the finish you plan to use.
: If this wasn't plywood I wouldn't worry, but my fear is if I start too
: low, then sand and sand and sand and sand, then I may go through the
: veneer...or am I worried about nothing?
Nope. Face veneer on plywood is at best 1/42nd of an inch, and some is now
1/100 of an inch. That's about as thick as a sheet of xerox paper.
-- Andy Barss