This project included interior painting and refinishing a coffee table. I chose to feature the table because of its unique wood working. Prior to my working on this project, another re-finisher had attempted to work on the table.
For some reason he never finished the job. It appears he used the wrong products to strip the old finish. Even though the finish was removed, the table top was damaged. Remnants of the stripping compound were dried on the table top. Also, some white stains were created by the compound. Most of the white stains were removed, but some are still present.
Veneers are very thin, therefore sanding is limited. You must take care with the compounds used because they can loosen the veneer. This table sat in a shop for two months accumulating dirt and dust on the exposed wood top.
The fist step was to clean the entire table. Then came several hours of light sanding with 220 grit paper,
small wood files ( a variety of shapes) and sanding blocks.