Thank you very much for the replys. I can't believe it is veneer. I can't see where the oak is and the veneer starts on the sides. I really thought it was solid oak and it is such a heavy table. Really bummed I can't fix it because it really did come out nice. So for the future how do you know something is solid wood versus a veneer? I have 2 Pottery Barn table I wanted to sand but I am afraid they are veneer now as well. Again thank you!
Hello, I refinished an oak dining table. However, on patch would not take the stain. My dad tried to help suggesting I should sand against the grain. Also he tried to strip it with a razor blade. Anyhow this is what it looks like now. The rest of the table looks great. Is there anything I can do to fix this? I am using miniwax stain in weathered oak.