Sand and finish to your desire.
- Rougher finish: Use 60-80 grit sandpaper to hand sand with the grain of the wood
- Smoother finish: Use 60-80 grit sandpaper to remove scratches and imperfections, followed by 120-220 grit to smooth
- Finish sanding: Use 320-400 grit sandpaper
- Super fine sanding: Use 600+ grit sandpaper
We chose to stain the wood gray, but you can also use spray paint. To stain, simply dip a cloth rag into the canister while wearing protective gloves and rub into the wood. Let stain soak in for about four hours.
It’s better to work on smaller areas and wipe as you go. Be sure to wipe carefully in corners. You may need a brush to get stain into those hard-to-reach areas. Always remember to wipe all excess stain to avoid blotchy spots.
For the final touch, attach a vintage bottle opener to the side. You can purchase one from Walmart here
If you build one, and we know you want to, post your pics and tag us at #DoItWithHART.