What grit do you sand to before finishing?
I was wondering how fine most of you would sand raw wood to apply stain and finish. I am building the 3 in 1 crib, toddler, full bed out of cherry. I am just about ready to stain and finish. I have a flooring business and we typically sand hardwood to about 100 grit. I have sanded the bed parts to 120 and they look great. However I am staing kind of dark (Minwax red mohagany) I want to be sure no scrathes show through. Also I will apply 3 coats polyurathane with a scotch brite sand between coats. I look forward to hearing any and all responses. Is scrapping better then sanding? Does anyone wet with water first to remove small grain? Again i thank you all in advance for sharing your tips.