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Learn how to restore rather than refinish an antique table with a scratched and lifeless finish
by Ron Hazelton on September 21, 2014 in News
by Ron Hazelton on September 06, 2014 in News
Viewing Project in Furniture & Refinishing > Finishing
This look pretty sweet. I want to refinish a small kitchen counter and I will use this advice.
Ron, great video. I have chairs somewhat similar to the ones in the video. The seats need refinishing. Any tips/tricks in doing that around the spindles?
You make it look easy, but my table has a pattern where the grains of the wood are running in different directions...how do you propose I follow the grain when stripping and sanding? Thanks
what if I have two grains in different directions
?? What if I have a table top that has a multi directional grain? I have a pint of minwax wipe on satin finish. I want to know if I should follow the grain or apply long straight strokes?
I put a clear coat on my kitchen table and 4 chairs now it is peeling of what did I do wrong?
Hey Ron after you put the stain on could you have put on epoxy finish using resin and harder> I saw this in a restaurant bar top with picture under surface on bar top and top was hard like glass with glossy finish
What a great way to make a table really look nice. Thanks for the tips.
Hi Ron, Great video. Is lacquer thinner the best way to remove the wax from the strippers used? I used Citristrip and it seems to have left a lot of wax?!
Really Enjoyed watching you restore the table top, what a craftsman, Many Thanks,Regards Austin. Manchester, England
For a few years now, I have been putting off refinishing my dining room table, because I had never done furniture refinishing before, your video gave me the confidence to do this...My wife will be so grateful...Will post results...thanks again!
I have that exact table and was searching for tips how to refinish the top! Thanks!
Thirty-two years ago, I got engaged. I heard that the Ponderosa Steak House was getting new tables and were selling their old ones. I leaped on that. So I purchased a small table and bench for me and my future husband. Maybe about 4 ft long. I striped it and stained it to match chairs that I had purchased else where. I have just decided it needs to be refinished and I stripped it with the stripper that you used. It does work great. I will now use all the other items you have mentioned and your techniques to refinish it. I can not wait. I am sure it will look 100 times better than the first time I did it. Thank you so much. .......:)
Hi Chris, I did redo my kitchen cabinets. They are birch and veneer too. I did this about 30 years ago. I stained them dark walnut..............country was very much in back then.................anyway, I had no real idea what I was doing other than what I read. I did us striper on all of that project. Zip strip or what ever I could afford at that time. It was thick. Any of those are fine. Not one time did the veneer come off. No hint of it coming off. I sanded too. Good luck. I am not going to take those same cabinets and paint them this summer, I am doing my home work. I have to paint because they are too dark to ever try to remove the stain, and I have already sanded them so I do not want to take any chances with sanding all the veneer off. I think it will be fine. Good luck and do your research. I wish I had this video to watch when I did mine 30 years ago...............:).
I followed all the tips refinishing my table and it looks fantastic: thank you. Now the issue I have is probably simple, but the solution is eluding me. How do I adjust the legs so that it stops wobbling like a drunken sailor? It was solid and steady when I took it apart and now, regardless of how I tightened the legs (which I numbered and returned to their original positions), it still isn't firmed up. Help!
hey ron the satin polurethane that you applyed ,you said that you put qn 3 coats and in between each coat you sanded , what grid of sand paper did you use to sand with 220 or 240 or did you use steel wool waiting for your answer thanks ron for all your help.
Ron, Your video made me laugh. Great work, clearly, you are an artist at heart. Well done. Ram
Your video was very helpful. I was doing a very similar table and it was coming out excellent. I hadn't heard about using the finishing wax though and am glad I saw your video to point out that it is a good ending to this project.
No need to cry over spilled milk with the nice finish on that Table.
Ron, What's up with the skylight over layer on your videos? You have some pretty neat videos. But these overlays on top of the videos are very annoying.
This is the best most comprehensive video yet...thanks
Great job on the video, best out there. I feel that thanks to you I can refinish my kitchen table. thanks Bill T.