As I've mentioned in a previous post, the table that was left in my house was under consideration to be refinished and lengthened. At some point I figured out that the curved base of the table makes tucking chairs under it impossible. So even if I was willing to pony up the thousands it would take to make this table large enough to host Christmas dinner on, its still not going to do the job. Sad really as its been in the house a lot longer than I have and I did want to keep it.
But we don't need a replacement just yet (I haven't even picked out chairs no less have them ready to be tucked in) so we're going to make do with this table for now. The apron, legs and base are all in pretty good condition but the top is in pretty bad shape. Some serious damage to the finish, some chipped areas in the veneer, water rings, nicks and scratches of all kinds. You name it, the top has it. I saw this product a few weeks ago and brought it home with me.
It promises to treat minor damage in a simple application. Here is the table "before"
Hmmm..minor damage? Ok, so I was expecting miracles here. While Im usually in the a-picture-is-worth-a-thousand-words camp, these photos aren't telling the whole story. The before photo makes the table look a lot better than it did and the after photo doesn't show the vast improvement that was made.
Long story short - the table looks a lot better but not perfect. It was worth the few minutes and the few dollars it took. The nicks and scratches and minor water damage improved greatly, the more severe damage didn't go away but its slightly better.