've started sanding. I've got a nice 1 KW Black & Decker belt sander. But boy, does it take long to sand boards! I wish I had a drum sander!!
But the grain of the wood comes out really nice: ( left bottom corner: unsanded, top right corner: sanded)
Cedar has really nice patterns.
I've started with the largest side wall:
I left 1 cm or so at the ceiling and the floor. The rough edge at the ceiling will be invisible once the ceiling panels are mounted.
It's a bit hard to see in the picture above, but the boards overlap in this pattern: _-_-_-_
I've started on the bench too, but ran out of day... So perhaps some more tomorrow.
In terms of surface area I've done perhaps 1/3rd, and it took me perhaps 5 hours. :S
I wish I had a drum sander!!