Monday, April 18, 2011

1930's Extension Table

This gorgeous shaped extension table (on castors) has sat in our carport for 3 months because I was a bit scared of the magnitude of staining the table top and getting the colour even. My husband finally got sick of not being able to park the car so I just got stuck into it and actually found it much easier than I expected (but still a huge amount of work).

I removed the lacquer and red stain as per this tutorial and then stained the top with the discontinued Walnut Stain I got cheaply a few weeks ago and then used MinWax Wipe on Poly (Several coats). I painted the legs and sides , lightly distressed them and top coated them with Cabothane Clear Coat.

And here is is now 

The photo below shows the gorgeous wood that has been rescued from the fake mahogany 1970s treatment:

and before:

I love renovating tables - such practical useful items!



  1. It looks great! I like that you have the contrast of white with the wood top. Looks like a very expensive piece.

  2. Beautiful! Well done.


  3. It is a beauty, very well done.

  4. it doesn't even look like the same table! the top is gorgeous!

  5. you did the best job staining the top, that's always so hard for me. looks beautiful. thanks for partying at Type A!

  6. Wow, that really looks great. Nice job. Thanks for sharing at my Swing into Spring party.

  7. Beautiful! Doesn't that glowing top just melt your heart(who in their right mind covered that gorgeous wood in RED stain?)?! So glad you dropped by to see mine and let me know about your redo. You did an awesome job!


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