|Forum topic by anna5||posted 10-05-2011 04:39 PM||2099 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
10-05-2011 04:39 PM
I picked up an older (don’t know how old) oak pedestal table yesterday and the finish on top is partially worn away. It seems a little bit grubby, but I am not sure what to clean it with, since there seems to be a little bit of bare wood showing through in the places where there is no finish.
I also want to smooth it a little bit if possible, and protect the wood. Since I have young kids we are a bit rough on furniture and I have no desire to sand and polish the thing until it looks new and perfect, I rather like the appearance of it as is. If smoothing it means we’ll have to sand it until it will lose its weathered look, we can skip that. But whether it is sanded or not, my husband and I are not sure what product is best to protect it from spills and that type of thing.
Don’t know if this matters but the top is a sunburst veneer pattern.
Thanks in advance for any suggestions.