|Forum topic by Pocky||posted 06-23-2015 08:16 PM||438 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
06-23-2015 08:16 PM
Hi everyone. Total newbie here, I’ve never really done much wood working. I thought I would ask some guys who know what they’re doing before I mess my table up.
We picked up this table for $75 because it’s discontinued. I know it’s not the best quality table top since it says “Table top: Solid beech, Particleboard, Oil-acrylic, Solid beech” the rest of it is solid wood though. Does this mean that particle board is sandwiched between pieces of beech wood? It says 1/8th inch thick.
Anyway, I figure sanding it is probably a bad idea since it’s so thin. I wanted to restain/recolour it darker. What’s the best way to do this while retaining a good finish that would be resistant to normal kitchen/dining wear and tear? It says it’s Oil acrylic. If I don’t plan to remove the old layer on top, what can I use that’s compatible?
I did some reading and should I be using a wipe on poly if I just want to darken it?