Though the old finish still had to be removed from several of the pieces the sanding went rather quickly because most of the table had been sanded through various stages of the building.
Once the sanding was done all the tenons were taped and the stain was applied. The stain I chose was Flecto Varathane Golden Mahogany. Strange, I know, to put a Mahogany colored stain on Oak but this matched the color of the other Oak furniture in the room. It is more of a deep honey color than a Mahogany.
Applying the stain proved to be a bit more of a challenge than planned when I discovered that there were several spots where there were still sander marks. I had gone over every piece with a halogen light prior to staining but I still missed them! I had to let these pieces dry, re-sand them and apply the stain again.
Here are several more photos of the staining process:
Once this is all dried it will be time to apply the polyurethane and put it together!
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