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Coffee Table

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Round Coffee Table Refinishing Project!
This kind of thing makes me happy. I don't love the process but I look to the end result. It is joy in the small stuff that brings sunshine to an ordinary day.

I have been in the market for a round coffee table for quite some time. This one popped up on craigslist and I was really pleased when Dale was able to pick it up for me.
Obviously, I never got the before photo. Here, the top is coated with Citristrip.

If anyone knows what kind of wood this is, I would be glad to be informed. I try to look these things up online, but I still can't figure out exactly what is what.
After stripping and sanding...

One rather meaningful detail is the date stamped on the bottom of the coffee table. It was made in the year I was born! Warmed my heart, that one tiny mark!

I was unsuccessful in another online search in regards to this piece. The finish I wanted was what I call whitewash, but all the techniques I found were either too complicated, required materia…