How To Refinish Antique Wood Coffee Table by Krystal Comber

Hey guys!  I am excited to share some easy how to tips on refinishing old wood furniture with my recently purchased antique coffee table.  The steps are simple and pretty cheap.  I completed the refinish in one day with about 10 hours of work.

The Recipe Ingredients to Refinish Antique Wood Coffee Table:

Sander – You can manually sand but with my project there were deep cuts in the wood, so I purchased a small Black and Decker Mouse sander the day before.

black and decker mouse sander wood

Stain or Paint – You will want to stain or paint your project after the sanding is complete.  I purchased the Minwax Red Mahogany Stain.

red mahogany minwax wood stain

Polyurethane Clear Coat – After your stain dries you will want to add a coat or two of polyurethane clear coat for protection over time.  I personally used Minwax Fast Drying Polyurethane.

fast drying polyurethane minwax wood

The Recipe to Refinish Antique Wood Coffee Table:

Step 1 – Sand down your coffee table to a smooth to the touch finish.  Be sure to remove all of the previous finish, stain or paint.

Step 2 – Wipe down your coffee table and make sure that the surface is completely clean and free of sanding debris.

Step 3 – Apply 1-2 coats of stain to the surface.  Be sure you stay consistent and keep the same amount of stain on all of the surface to ensure best results.  The more coats you apply, the darker the stain will become.

Step 4 – After the stain is completely dry, apply 1-2 even coats of clear polyurethane.

That’s it!  Your project is now complete and a beautiful addition to your home!

Before, During and After Photos of the Coffee Table: