More on the table today. I know, you arewanting something new and exciting but that table is consuming my free time!
As noted before, I finished stripping the finish off of the top of the table. I filled the cracks and brushed on a coat of polyurethane with stain mixed in it. Yuck!
Look at those streaks and the patchiness. So, I decided to add another coat to even things out. It looked a bit better.
Maybe a third coat would do the trick. NOPE!
Check out these little spots that showed up no matter how much I tried to attack them.
So Saturday evening I stripped the finish and sanded again. After getting some advice from a floor finisher, I used a wood conditioner to help the wood accept the stain more evenly. Conditioned wood is on the left.
I had hopes and applied the stain to one of the leaves. It looked lovely when wet but when I wiped it off it was mottled from the different grains of the wood accepting the stain differently. I must admit that my friend did warn me that might happen but said it can look kind of rustic.
I am currently debating whether I like the rustic look of this or if I should go with a clear finish. What do you think?
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