Drop leaf dining table and six chairs.
View Larger Image
Jan requested information about refinishing dining room furniture which consisted of a drop leaf table with two removable leaves and six chairs. The table has some marks on the top which are a slight concern, but can be lived with.
First Aid Kit
White Ring Remover
Paint & Varnish
Refinish drop leaf dining room table and six chairs
Wood samples to determine type of wood or veneerTake a look at our page wood samples and note the difference in grain patterns of the different woods. The samples shown are raw wood so colors can vary with staining. The table style you describe sounds like it might be Duncan Phyfe, which would be veneered. No matter the style the tops of most really good tables are veneered, which may make the appearance a little different than the wood samples. If you'd like to know more about veneer you can see our page veneer explanation
Not sanding is a good decisionSome of the marks in the top may just be in the finish and they'll disappear when the old finish is stripped off. Since you call yourself a nonprofessional I would stay away from sanding, since you wouldn't mind the imperfections.
It's easy to sand through veneer and sanding will lower antique valueThere are a couple of reasons to not sand, first, the veneer is a very thin slice of wood and it's real easy to sand through it trying to get an imperfection out. Next, if the table is an antique it will need it's little oweys and imperfections to show that it's been around a while. If an antique is sanded it loses it's character and means to tell it's an old timer and the antique value lowers considerably. Since you like the table so much go ahead and get it. I'd be willing to bet you can do an excellent job of refinishing it.
We're proud to be an affiliate of Blick Art Materials
Cabins, houses and additions plans
Childrens toys and furniture plans
Outdoor storage plans
Garden and patio plans
Furniture and decorative items plans
Shop jig and fixture plans
MORE EMAIL HELP RELATED PAGES
Antique Furniture Info Helpful
Antique rocking chair with splint seat
Birch bedroom furniture refinishing
CatScratches On Dresser Top
Cherry Veneer Scratches
Clean Greasy, Sticky Kitchen Cabinets
Clean Nicotine Stain
Dark Stains Around Hinges And Latch On Ice Box
Dried stripper residue causing problem.
Drip marks after stripping
Drop leaf dining room table and chairs need refinishing.
Flannel Stuck To The Table Top
Four Corner Framing Clamp
Glue, old, needs to be softened
How to paint wicker furniture.
Insides of old kitchen cupboards need attention
Kitchen Cabinet Painted Doors Are Sticking AndChipping
Kitchen Cabinet Refacing Keep Old Veneer
Kitty Piddle On Leather Seat Of CoblersBench.
Lead Paint Removal
Leather Chair Seats
Mahogany has whitish residue with paint incarving
Match pine door color to oak trim color.
Mildew stains on wicker, remove
Minimize the cracks in a red oak flitch.
Old painted kitchen cupboards, repaint
Paint Over A Clear Finish
Rattan, which to buy
Rust, How to Remove
Spar Varnish or Tung Oil
Staining Pine Hutch
Sticky Painted Desk
Strip Deep Carving
Test Cabinet Finish,Paint Type
Thanks For Tips
Tung Oil, Apply to wicker
Veneer repair. How to repair cracked, bubbled or curled veneer.
White bedroom furniture turned yellow
Whitewash cedar chest yellowed
Wicker, apply tung oil to
Window Sill Condensation
Yellowing of white painted furniture