In August, CL started refinishing an antique mahogany dining table that had been Jim's parents' table. She stripped the old finish, and then we both sanded it. Next step was stain:And, after applying 5 coats (each hand rubbed) of spar varnish, she applied several coats of wax:
Now it was time for Mr. Toad to get involved. We delivered the table to Jeremy and Amanda in Cambridge on Friday. All the table's pieces plus a cooler, camera bag and duffle easily fit in.
We assembled and fully expanded the table to verify we hadn't forgotten anything. Full size, with all leaves, is about 3.5 by 8 feet.
Then J & A discovered that the rug they'd purchased to fit under it was too small, so Mr. Toad returned the first one to the store and carried the new one (8' x 10') back.