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This post sponsored by Diablo Tools.
In April 2017, we were introduced to a new product that just blew us away! Of all the tools and accessories that we saw at the event, this was the one that had us wanting to try it ourselves. That product was sandpaper from Diablo called SandNet.
I guess what surprised us the most was Diablo took a very low tech product--sandpaper--tweaked it and vastly improved the life and function of it. Who knew sandpaper could be improved?!
We were thrilled when Diablo asked us to partner with them to demonstrate SandNet. It was easy to say yes as SandNet has truly become our 'go to' sandpaper of choice.
We needed the perfect project that would showcase it's ability to be more efficient and last longer than what most of us are used to using. A recent yard sale find of a piece of live edge cedar proved to be the perfect piece of wood. We decided to make a sofa table for Steph's house with it.
Read on to see how we put the table together!
We debated between two different finishes--Danish oil and beeswax. The Danish oil covered the cedar smell so we used the beeswax. We wiped it on, allowed it to dry and then buffed with an electric buffer. Unfortunately, the buffer left swirl marks so I waxed again, wiped off the excess, let it dry, then buffed with 0000 fine steel wool. This proved to be the perfect technique.
The use of SandNet really brought out the natural beauty of our piece of live edge cedar. SandNet has truly become our 'go to' sandpaper for almost all our sanding projects.
This new sofa table fits perfectly into Steph's house, which has a rustic/natural theme. She wasn't sure about the pipe legs at first, but we found they compliment the cedar perfectly!
Please note: This post is sponsored by Diablo Tools. We received product and compensation for this project. All thoughts and opinions are our own.
FYI: We are not professionals, and we don’t claim to be. This is what we found worked for our project. Yours may need a little different approach. Safety first!
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