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refinishing cherry dining table

Posted By: Nancy <nholli@optonline.net> (ool-18bb74b1.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: 6/29/5 10:10

I got a very heavy old table at a yard sale. The seller said it was cherry top(which it appears to be) and mahogoney base(??-base was painted white and gold french provincial style}. The finish was cracking and peeling on top. I used Formby's to remove the finish. I have stripped most of the paint from the base but it is difficult to get it out of all the carved details. I am planning on staining the entire piece to bring it closer to the antique chairs (also from a yard sale) which are fine the way they are. They are a fairly dark stain. I am thinking of using a dark walnut stain. Will this look okay on the cherry? If I can't get every bit of paint from the base will the stain cover it? I was planning on using minwax wipe-on poly satin, but from what I'm reading here not sure if this is best choice. Thanks for any advice.

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