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post #1 of 2 Old 06-06-2016, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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Wood damage help

Heyooo Woodworkers!!

I'm trying to clean up and do some restoration on an old wooden diningroom table. Ive sanded down the top and its really startwd to cleanup and look nice. Though there are a few trouble spots. Ive sanded it and it seems like it spreads. It looks like the wood is frayed or something. Do you know how to tackle this?

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post #2 of 2 Old 06-06-2016, 10:19 PM
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I hate to welcome you to the club this way but the table top is ruined. The spreading and frayed wood is where you sanded completely through the veneer. It's too much to try to fix. The only option is to re-veneer the table which is very difficult without the right equipment or paint it. An easier fix would be to buy some oak plywood and make a new top.

Incidentally any time you refinish furniture you should always start with a methylene chloride type paint and varnish remover. Sanding a finish off only gets what is on the surface and not what is penetrated into the wood. It also reduces the amount of sanding needed so you are not as likely to sand through veneer.
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