Last week we had a great break in the weather, mild and sunny, no rain. So it was probably my last chance to do something I have been wanting to do for a few years: refinish my dining room table and chairs. It's solid oak, not fancy, but perfectly serviceable, no reason for me to spend money I don't need to spend on something new. I had already recovered the seats and backs once before but both the table and chairs were showing their age and looking pretty dingy. So it was time to get busy.
First, off with the old.
Can you say carpal tunnel syndrome? Mine doesn't bother me UNTIL I start doing something like this, twisting, turning, pulling, pushing. My left hand is still sore a week and a half later!
My big-guy neighbor helped me get the table outside. This little patio is the only place I have to work on a project like this.
Stripped, sanded and cleaned ....
Next step: staining ...
This is where it gets sloppy!
Fortunately, I got more stain on the furniture than on myself.
Have you done any refinishing projects lately? Send me some pix and I'll post them.