It recently became abundantly clear that it was time to refinish the little maple table from Gavin’s childhood. I really wish I had some good “before” photos of the condition of the table top — you can leave it to your imagination, and my description of “well loved and well used” by Gavin, his sister, and our two little boys.
Sunday afternoons are the perfect time for father-son bonding time and projects like this are perfect: everyone gets to take a turn with the power sander and ear protection.
The boys helped Daddy sand the table with the power sander (using ear protection!) and with sanding blocks.
We decided to sand and refinish the legs as well, so the helping tower came out.
When the sanding was done, it was wiped down with tack-cloth and coated with two coats of polyurethane. The table has been reassembled and is back in action.