I thought I would start with the legs using a foam sanding block and course grain sandpaper to get an idea of how long it would take. The video below shows how I got on..
Sanding the legs
It’s worked quite well and only took about 45 mins. That said I think it will be hard work to do large flat areas so will be doing some research into sanders I think.
The sanded legs
Next to do is to sand the rest of the table …
So my first project ….. 12 people coming for Christmas lunch and our kitchen table is not big enough so I bought a used and slightly knackered oak extendable kitchen table from eBay for £51 and I plan to refinish/restore it.
I don’t want the finish to be too shiny or glossy but as it will be the family table and we have two children under 3 it needs to be a pretty robust finish.
The process as far as I can work out will be as follows:
- Sanding to remove the old varnish, marks & dents
- Staining (I though I need to figure out if this is really needed)
- Treat with penetrating resin (not quite as hard wearing as varnish but easier and more natural looking)
Here is a video of the table as it currently stands in my garage:
I’ll start the sanding soon …….
I’m not really sure how to start this, but I really fancy building or making or fixing something. It’s a feeling which has been brewing for a while. I have a short list including hovercraft for my son, radio controlled lawn mower, wooden go kart, squirrel scaring robot and a load of other bits and bobs.
I thought I would document my progress so that if successful then others can learn from my numerous mistakes.
Lets see how it goes.