|Forum topic by Jetboater||posted 183 days ago||384 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
183 days ago
I need to refinish a dining room table top with 2 leaves. Solid natural cherry, no stain on it or desired. I will be removing all of the existing sprayed lacquer finish.
I’ve refinished lots of things, but never a table with leaves.
If I just put the leaves in and finish as though it was one piece, I’m afraid the finish will run down into the joints and glue the leaves together. Might not be able to get it apart. It’ s not easy to get apart now!
If I finish them separately, I’m afraid the finish will be uneven, and might not match perfectly from one leaf to the other and to the table. Any rounding of the joint edges from sanding would be visible, too.
How do the pros do this? I intend to use a wiping varnish applied by hand, probably General Finishes Arm-R-Seal.
Thanks for any help!