Cherry wood table

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Old 02-11-13, 03:03 PM
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Cherry wood table

I recently purchased a used cherry dining room table and chairs which have been sitting in a lady's basement for several years. One end of the table is very dull and does not respond to cleaner or polish. Tried a bleach and water mix with no results. What can I do to restore this back to normal ?
 
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Old 02-12-13, 04:11 AM
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Is it just the top that's dull? You might need to sand it down and apply a coat of polyurethane.
 
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Old 02-12-13, 06:34 AM
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Yep, sanding and a coat of poly is what's coming to mind for me as well.
 
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Actually it is only half of the top. One end and the leaves seem to be ok.
 
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Old 02-12-13, 07:33 AM
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While not impossible, it's extremely difficult to sand/stain/poly part of a piece of wood and have it blend with another part you did not touch. To that end, I would be looking at sanding and putting a coat of poly on the half which is dull but be ready to do the other half and potentially the leaves as well.
 
 

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