My great grandparents bought this juniper table in Arizona around 1940. It made its way with them on several moves that eventually settled in Central Oregon. While not much to look at with the yellowed, stained, nicked, and just plain worn out finish, not to mention the failed joinery in 3 corners, I decided it was time for a refinishing of this old table. A 50grit belt sanding makes quick work of the original finish, (being careful not to sand too deep). I am following that with 120grit and 220grit on the random orbital sander. I will finish by hand sanding with 320grit and then apply 3-4 coats of Tung Oil covered with 2 coats of wipe on satin polycrylic. Should be a beautiful table once I’m done, the wood under that old finish is just amazing.
-- Juniper Canyon Design