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Picture of Refinished coffee table top
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this is my second instructable. I will try to continue to update it with finer details as needed

have an old coffee table I constructed with a friend a long time ago. Intended for watching movies and resting your heels on, I figured it could be rough on top so I just did a simple application of used clear stain and fast drying polyurethane. Looking back I can understand I was 14yrs old (not reading a ton of books) and when offered some left over Kya (type of African mahogany) I did not turn it down along with some maple. So I set out to tidy up the top as that is what the naked eye of most folks see first. (and hope they do not notice the crumby finish on the Poplar below)

Step 1: Removing old varnish outside

Picture of Removing old varnish outside
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took this puppy outside to do the initial sanding which consisted of removing the old tacky poly and crumby water based wood stain.

 

It looks beautiful!

thank you very much