Help refinish or revive this table please


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Old 03-05-23, 12:53 PM
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Help refinish or revive this table please

I will start with the fact that I have never done anything like this.

I am not totally ignorant of how tables are refinished but have no special tools and no knowledge of how to recognize what finish it has or how to make it look better, but I still want to do it and have plenty of time.

I think redoing the top would be too much of a project for a starter like me, but doing the legs and underneath the top, I can do.
The table is really heavy, as in 2 middle aged men had trouble carrying it. I ASSume it is wood. I don't think it is made of one piece but rather smaller pieces of wood glued? joined? together.

Table and legs are darker honey brown. I want to make the legs dark brown but leave the top as is (for now at least).
First 4 pictures are table top and insert Next 4 are leg tops and last one is the full view of the leg, and last is the old table I am replacing. Picture is for reference as I really like the dark bottom and light top and that is the look I am going for. The old table is laminate or some such and the top is totally shot. It is not wood.
I should also mention that I don't like the legs on the "new" table, but there is nothing i can do about it. The darker color should make them less noticeable. Hopefully.









 

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03-05-23, 01:04 PM
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Just a suggestion so take it with a grain of salt.
Trying to sand down turned legs so you an re-stain them is a royal pain in the you know what,
So what I would do is sand then down so the are fairly smooth and the paint has some thing to grab onto,
And then paint the legs in a high gloss black.
A couple coats should do.
Ends up looking like black lacquer but a much easier solution.

 
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Old 03-05-23, 01:04 PM
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Just a suggestion so take it with a grain of salt.
Trying to sand down turned legs so you an re-stain them is a royal pain in the you know what,
So what I would do is sand then down so the are fairly smooth and the paint has some thing to grab onto,
And then paint the legs in a high gloss black.
A couple coats should do.
Ends up looking like black lacquer but a much easier solution.

 
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