Refinishing Wooden End Tables
Understand what you re working with.
Refinishing wooden end tables. How to refinish a wood table method 1 of 3. How i brought my beat up end table back to life. Steps to refinish a table. This all purpose beewax not only cleans your wood furniture and wood cabinets but also polishes them to give them that natural shine.
Redoing these end tables was very cheap and incredibly easy. If i just wanted to take off the previous stain and top coat finish i d simply use a wood. But if the piece is well constructed and made of solid wood then you might want to consider restoring it to. This work can be done in a workshop.
More by the author. Filling sealing optional. Let s face it the easiest way to transform an old piece of furniture is to paint it. The spray does let off some fumes so open some windows if you are working inside like i was.
If you choose to stain do it now. Wipe the surface of the entire table using the tack cloth. Sand the top of the table till all varnish is off and you have raw wood. A geek traveling the world.
Clean well both the table and the drawers. I used my orbital sander on both the table top and the flat part of. How to refinish a wood table move the table to a ventilated area like a covered porch or garage where you can work without worrying about the mess. The biggest mistake first timers make with refinishing is not spending enough time prepping the.
Apply a wood conditioner according to the. Apply polyurethane at least 2 coats letting dry between each one and using a piece of cardboard to knock down any bubbles you may have. Strip the first. If you re looking for a good project to start with for refinishing a cheap end table from goodwill is a great place to start.
Move the table to a well ventilated area. The nicest thing about starting with an end table is that you don t need a lot of space to do the project you can do it on the patio of your apartment home if you wanted. That is if your wood has an open grain like oak or. More about dragondon a few years back i bought this cool little end table that i thought i would refinish and give to my in laws as a gift.
Works to remove scuff marks grease grime and dirt from painted surf. Furniture designer andrew hamm cautions you to pay attention to the level of. Brush the stain liberally onto the. Strip everything that isn t sanded.
Refinishing a wooden end table. Bring dull furniture back to life. Sand out the scratches. Removes years of wax and dirt buildup to restore the look of your old furniture.
1 our table had an existing wax finish so we had to remove it first by using mohawk s wax wash remover. Applying the new.