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: