My wife's birthday is the beginning of February. A beginning of January conversation between herself and I... Me What do you want for your birthday? Her I want you to make me a saddle rack! Me You know there is no heat in the barn right? Well it's finally warm enough to start working on her present. Better late then never? I am making it out of curly maple, and using mesquite for the slats the saddle will sit on. I really like the contrast between the two woods. I'm hoping she does also, but at this point it's to late. I am wondering if anyone out there in this wonderful world of knowledge and experience we call BCUSA including @gohammergo or @T. Pollock has experience with mesquite. It's the first time ever working with it and I would like to know how to get the best results with the finish. Seeing as though it's a rush to get my woman her present, I'm trying to avoid my favorite trial and error method. Suggestions for... what grit to end with Wet sanding necessary Oil or urethane-type Any other info you got Thanks in advance, and I will be sure and post a picture or two with the final product.