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Forum topic by Brad posted 04-16-2014 03:29 AM 2895 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-16-2014 03:29 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question finishing refurbishing sanding

So normally I’d just build these items but at $70 for a Pottery Barn coffee table and end table it was a steal. I knew they needed to be refinished since the previous owners dog seems to chew on them a bit. My question is does anyone know what their standard process is for finishing their furniture? Pics below.

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#1 posted 04-16-2014 01:03 PM

First determine if it is REAL wood. Some of the similar stores sell furniture that is composite wood or something. Turn it over and take a small piece our of the bottom of a leg and see what you think. From the looks of it I would first try light sanding and a finish as close as I could match. If is is not real wood then I think you have real problems.

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#2 posted 04-16-2014 01:13 PM

I would strip and refinish it. It that’s more work than you want to put into it, just wipe it with matching stains to hide the scratches, then a light scuff sanding and a coat or two of wipe on satin poly. It’s a nice looking table but not a restoration piece. Quick, simple, enjoy…

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