Tressle Table Refinish

Tony's Woodworking Projects

Refinished Tressle Table
Made of pine, medium red mahogany stain, high gloss polyurethane finish, with inlayed checkerboard.
Layout of all table parts
This table was made a long, long time ago (see the Tressle Table Project Page) and the finish was not great even when first completed. The table was a bit of an eye sore so we avoided putting it in public places, but it was very handy to use in the living room. I decide to strip it down to the bare wood, re-sand, re-stain and re-polyurethane it so we could repectably make this part of our living room furniture. It also allowed me to fix a bunch of the imperfections and bad sanding jobs I did back in my young and ignorant days. The existing finish came off pretty easily by just sanding (no need to resort to chemical strippers). The end result was a big improvement.
Completed Refinish