These two cute little end tables had seen better days when they came to us. They are a beautiful solid oak but had been coated with an opaque stain and finish that was chipping. We stripped and sanded them down to bare wood and then gave them a coat of Minwax golden oak stain. Then they were given several coats of satin polyurethane for a durable finish.
I picked up this solid maple rocking chair at an auction last summer, and worked on it bit by bit until I was finally able to get the whole thing stripped and sanded down to bare wood. The body of the chair was primed and painted with a satin black (industrial grade) acrylic coating (from my friends at Sherwin Williams). The seat was stained with Minwax stain in Jacobean and coated with several layers of satin Nano Defense wood floor sealer. I really like the way it turned out, so…
This poor table top had numerous white water marks in the factory paint. The client wanted it black(ish) but with some wood grain visible. After sanding/stripping the table (not once, but twice), and trying several different stain colours and polyurethanes, we finally got the table top to match the legs as closely as possible.