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: