DIY: Refinish an Old Oak Table (Before & After)

Our family has taken over most of the Christmas and Thanksgiving dinners over the last few years -- and our old bistro height table for 8 was feeling... tight. We really needed a larger table but the budget was almost nothing.
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  • Cara Erickson
    Cara Erickson
    on Dec 2, 2017

    We have the same table and refinished it but for some reason the leaf extensions did not take the stain the same way the rest of the table top did. Do you happen to know why that would be or what we can do so that it all matches?
  • Kelsey Helgeson
    Kelsey Helgeson
    on Oct 4, 2020

    I can’t find the link to the instructions

  • Sue
    on Dec 13, 2020

    What brand of stain did you use for the top? and what color stain?

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  • Leslie Lazzarini
    Leslie Lazzarini
    on Nov 24, 2015

    PS: You got a great deal on a solid oak table, I paid $450 for the kit and kaboodle, but with the two leaves and all those chairs, I still got a great deal. This is definately an heirloom piece!

  • Tina Raasch
    Tina Raasch
    on Mar 15, 2016

    The chairs look great with the table. You have wicked decorating skills!

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