05:17PM | 03/20/10
Member Since: 03/19/10
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I have a microwave stand with one drawer and one door (two shelves inside). It was a handmade item, made from scraps at the loving hand of a deceased uncle. It is well made and only in need of paint or perhaps contact paper for an updated look. But it does need sanding.

I need help choosing an electric sander. Something that can be purchased at a place like Sears, Lowes or Home Depot. Something sturdy but inexpensive that a not so strong female can handle. It probably will not be used again for years. But I would like the option of keeping it for future use.

Can you help me with this? And tips for proper cleaning and storing when I am through are great too. And sandpaper grit size or what it is called. Thank you.

Oh, and the stand has no curved edges. So far as I can see, it is all straight edges.

Lastly, once sanded do I need to do anything else to prepare for paint or contact paper? Besides a good wipe down?
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