Step 2: 60 Grit Sanding

By this time the table should have been moved into a well ventilated garage or shed, and sanding can begin. You will start with the 60 grit sanding paper. This paper is very coarse, and will remove most of the old stain, and all of major burn, and paint marks. Always remember to follow the grain of the wood, and never go across the grain.

Caution: Sanding makes the air very dirty. It is suggested that you wear a dust mask during sanding, and proper eye wear to prevent from any dust going into your eyes. 
<p> To my amazement, I was able to completely remove clear coat and stain from an oak table without using toxic chemical removers. Your tutorial is great!</p>
<p>Thanks a lot for it! I want to refurbish my table (I have one from <br> <br><a href="http://store.barcelonaconcept.com/furniture/tables" rel="nofollow">http://store.barcelonaconcept.com/furniture/tables</a> )</p>
Excellent instructable! Exactly what I needed. I'm just starting to learn how to work with wood, and your clear and simple step-by-step instructions were very worthy. Thank you.
Nice Ible. My only suggestion is that applying the stain can cause some wood fibres to be raised a little and you might want to sand them down with very light pressure and 600 or 800 grit then clean off with a tack cloth. This gives a much smoother finish and doesnt lift any of the stain.
Thank you for the compliments I really enjoy doing this kind of stuff. I do not have any high tech tools other then my two hands, but I have found some very unique ways in crafting this stuff so I am always proud of my work.
Beautiful finish! I need to do this to our kitchen table once our kids are a little older. It is currently riddled with scratches from silverware and scribbles from permanent markers.
Very nice brightness! And very nice wood grain, too. Good work!
Wow, thanks for the great ideas! Will try them.

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