Step 5: Glue Top and Bottom Pieces Together
Not much to explain here. After the top five pieces have been glued up, they can be glued to the bottom. Be sure that everything lines up well.
Step 6: Sanding
On the next day, when the glue was fully dried, I sanded the piece from all sides. I started with 80 grit sandpaper to remove imperfections. Then I switched to 120 and then finally to 240 and 350 to create a silky smooth surface. It was a lot of work, but the results were worth it.
Step 7: Bravery Test
This is what Bob Ross would call a bravery test. It’s a step that can either take your project to a whole new level — or ruin it completely. For me, it was the former.
As shown in the pictures above, I removed a chunk of material with a hand saw. A bandsaw would have made the process easier, but I don’t have one.