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I just purchased this desk, it has a sewing maching on the inside (that works) from Value Village the other day for $8.00. It needs a little TLC and I would like to sand it down, put a stain on it and then a clear finish. Not sure what types of products would work best. I am not really planning on using the sewing machine, but will be cleaning it up for spur of the moment projects. It will be used as seen, for my laptop. What do you think?



Our one experience using stain wasn't successful -- we ended up painting over it -- so let's open this one up to readers.


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