Jill

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    New to all kinds of furniture refinishing!!!
  1. Thanks toddclippinger! I have no idea how to work with lacquer thinner on something like this. How would you suggest applying it, and do I wipe it off? Do I need to let it dry before sanding? Thanks in advance!
  2. It is a solid slab of oak. My dad made it himself years ago. It's a couple inches thick, so I can sand quite a bit more than I have done already!
  3. Thank you!!! That helps me tremendously. I will get to sanding and get it GOOD. Thanks!
  4. I am absolutely a newbie with wood refinishing of all kinds. I am trying to refinish a solid oak table (and benches) my dad made years ago. I sanded it down with 120 grit sandpaper. After sanding, I applied a quick, light coat of mineral spirits as suggested by the General Finishes tutorial video to reduce lap marks on a large surface. I am using General Finishes gel stain in Brown Mahogany. I applied my first coat of stain with a foam brush, and then wiped off the excess stain with a shop towel. The whole tabletop looks TERRIBLY blotchy. See the attached pictures: the lighter table is af