Oak Table Refinish

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Project by Paul Maurer posted 08-09-2014 04:32 AM 1773 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My friends oak table did not have a very good finish on it, it looked to me to have never been filled. During its 20 years of use moisture made use of the crevices to undermine the finish and damage the wood.
I started by stripping the table and leaves, then scrapped (with a card scraper) the deteriorated wood and the surrounding wood according to the depth of the damage. Half of the table lost 1/32. I then filled with hard wood floor fill and sanded to 220. Next a sanding sealer and down to 220 again. After four coats of water based poly wet sanded to 400, two coats of wax was applied and buffed out. All of the sanding was by hand and it took me five days to complete.

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#1 posted 08-09-2014 03:17 PM

It looks like your hard work has paid off well.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 08-09-2014 05:10 PM

Great job, it came out beautiful.

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#3 posted 08-09-2014 08:58 PM

Thanks, it did take a lot of elbow grease!

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