I’m very much a rookie to woodworking, and I hope u will bear w my stupid questions untill I become more skilled in the trade.
Here is a summary of my situation:
-Traditional round oak kitchen table.
-Surface beat up and covered w various food stains and what must have been cherry cool aid on 1/4 of surface.
-Sanded and cleaned down to natural wood and looking beautiful.
-Liked natural color but wanted a “wet” look so I applied 4 coats minwax polyurethane semi-gloss straight to surface.
(Light sanding 220 between coats as suggested on can)
-First three coats, painted w the grain. Grain grooves persisted, so I said screw and went heavy on forth coat 90 degrees against grain hoping to fill in “mini-canyons” all over table surface.
Without starting over (no funds and no time for it), how can I fill in all those little micro-grooves that appear along the grains? I have plenty of polyurethane left, but patience is a virtue i don’t seem to posess! Is there something thicker I can just put over the top? I’m really strapped right now so even $20 is a stretch. Moved in to new apartment and am tired of eating off of beat up TV trays considering what a sweet oak table I have sitting on the balcony w grooves all over it!
I did try to search for answers in existing posts, but wasn’t having much luck. Sorry if this has been adressed before, but I just want to have a nice dinner w the GF ASAP! (I might even get a little action this month if I get the table in w some flowers on top!)
Thank you for any advice u may provide