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This is a very simple kitchen top in which sanding is the key part and in which I just tried to make the best use of a beautiful wood.

The wood is Platysmiscium pinnatum commercially known as Granadillo, Cristobal, Coyote, Macawood, or Amazon Rosewood. This is a hard tropical wood, but is a pleasure to work with because of the finish you can get.

I have had this lumber for over 20 years so is really dry. I started sanding with grid 60 and ended using grid 340. I loved sanding so I really took my time.

Borders were rounded and I tried to follow as much as possible the natural shape. For finish I applied 4 coats of Tung oil.

If you want to know more about the wood, you may check this web page

http://savagewoods.com/granadillo-wood/

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That last photo really shows how incredibly beautiful this piece is. Nice job!
 

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Thanks Observer100, you are 10000% right. It is very easy to do a nice job with this wood
 

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Gorgeous wood, and sanding isn't the worst thing in the world, love it too…most of the time.
 

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That is a beautiful piece of wood! It really looks nice in your kitchen!

By the way, you're the first person I've ever heard say he likes sanding….....!

(Scott above is the second.)
 

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"I loved sanding so I really took my time."

That's something I have never heard before. It does show, that top looks great!
 

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I have really liked your comments specially the surprises on my sanding joy
 
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