Here is a before picture of the tabletop. Note the white spots on the top – heat/water marks. But just look at the gorgeous burl wood:
Warning: I have a gratuitous amount of after shots of this table. I can only plead complete obsession with it’s stunning wood grain!
The table seats six ordinarily, but look at those leaves – you can easily fit at least ten people around the table with the leaves extended! It’s longer than my dining room.
Just a few more detail shots… Here you can see how the legs attach to the tabletop:
Burl makes me weak in the knees!
Hopefully you can see from the after photos that I was able to almost entirely eliminate the deep white marks. Here’s how I did it:
I wiped on several coats of Restor-A-Finish in both Mahogany and Dark Walnut with a cotton rag and used fine steel wool to [gently] rub it into the white marks – simply following the instructions on the back of the can. (Similar to the way I revived the vintage hardware cabinets here.) Oh – and I wore gloves, because it’s a mess to get all over your hands.
The next step was generously applying Feed-N-Wax, letting it sit for twenty minutes, and then buffing it off.
The best part of all is that I *might* actually get to keep this one…
I am giddy over the thought of pairing it with sleek white Panton chairs (like this).