As some of you probably know, Erik is purchased a condo a few years back. It will soon be ready for occupancy. His aunt and uncle recently remodeled there home and offered him some of there old furniture. and after 2 years in the basement he finally found the time to refinish it.
He first stripped the old sealer and stain on the table top using a chemical stripper, putty knife and steal wool to get around the edges. Oh and don't forget to cover up with long sleeves and rubber gloves the chemicals will burn you.
He then washed it up using a mixture of baking soda and water to clean off and neutralize the stripping chemicals.
After that comes the sanding, with a random orbital sander he started with 80 grit to get the rest of the stain out and then continued to sand it with 120, 220, and the 320 grit paper to get smooth finish.
The final step for the table top was to wipe in down one last time to remove any dust, and paint on 3 layers of a polyurethane sealer with a sponge brusj to bring out the grain and protect the wood.
Next he worked on the legs, skirt and drawer. He took them outside for a quick sand with 320 grit paper to open up the pores of the wood, and wiped them down and then you are ready for primer. Prime the legs, skirt and drawer and wait 24 hrs for the primer to dry.
He then finished it with 2 coats of Benjamin Moore Advanced with 12 hours between as instructed. We left the inside for the drawer as is as a reminder of where the table came from.
The final step was to hit up the Home Depot to find a new drawer pull install it.
There you have it what's old is new again with a little elbow grease and Erik and his girlfriend couldn't be happier with the results.