Is it strange to buy a coffee table before you've even started looking for a house? Probably, but it didn't stop me. I found this table in Alan's cabin at my local tip about 2 years ago for ten whole pounds. I knew that one day it would make the perfect coffee table so until a few months ago it was stashed away at my parents house until I had the room/house to put it in.
Once moving day was looking closer the table arrived at the house all covered in hideous brown varnish. I tried a few different ways to remove the varnish; varnish stripper which worked a treat on the beams in the hallway but not so much on this table and then a good sanding. Both techniques didn't quite give the look I wanted (natural wood) so I called in Col with his plainer to completely strip it back.
...but then I couldn't resist giving it a go so I gave all the legs a plain. Turns out plaining is alot of fun.Briwax, I'm not sure if this is the right stuff but I had it for the hallway and couldn't face another trip to Homebase to buy another product.