Refinishing Table Mistake Help!

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Old 05-20-20, 09:49 AM
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Unhappy Refinishing Table Mistake Help!

I think I made a mistake while sanding the top of my end table. (Please see attached image)

This is my first attempt at refinishing a piece of furniture.

After sanding a particular area of the table, I now have these ugly looking marks.

I would like to hopefully be able to address these marks before staining.

Could I get advice on how to address this issue?
 
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Old 05-20-20, 10:00 AM
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It's not that they are ugly looking marks. It looks like that piece was made from chip board and had just a very thin veneer covering on it. You sanded thru the veneer and into the wood. Look under the table top. Does the bottom look like shredded wood ?

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Old 05-20-20, 10:16 AM
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Your options are paint it... put new veneer on the top... or completely replace the top.
 
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Thank you both for your replies.

Attached is the bottom of the table. It doesn't appear to be shredded wood based on your example image.
 
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Old 05-20-20, 11:03 AM
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A veneer is a paper thin layer of nice wood on top of unsuitable wood. You have a veneer on top and bottom and you have sanded right through the top veneer. Your options are above.
 
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It's some sort of plywood with a finish veneer. As noted above you could use filler to smooth out what you sanded thru and then prime and paint. replace the top or the veneer.
 
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I do not know what that stuff is but it does not matter as it looks like it is toast.

it actually looks like the chips are part of the veneer and that is over particle board and then some other darker substrate.
 
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