At first the lady wanted five bucks for it. Figuring it would make a nice form & function addition to our cramped bathroom, I reached into my pocket for the money. Then the lady noticed that someone had written $3.50 on it, so she sold it to me for that price instead. Go figure.
Next I used a palm sander with slightly finer paper to give it a good consistent sanding so that it was smooth to the touch.
Finally I used my Craftsman Nextec Multitool to get to the grooves on the curved part of the shelf (picture the shelf laying flat, this would be the front and back as opposed to the top or bottom.)
Of course between each sanding, I used some Mineral Spirits to clean away all the micro saw dust. After that, it was a matter of applying some MinWax Polyurethane. I used Bombay Mahogany Gloss 480 and applied two coats to the front and top.
|Topside with Polyurethane
|Underside with Wood Sealer