Good Questions: Should I Polyurethane or Sand This Table?

Good Questions: Should I Polyurethane or Sand This Table?

Maxwell Ryan
Oct 11, 2007

Hello AT,

I've got one of those pressed board w/ veneer IKEA tables in my kitchen (similar to the pictured table). It's starting to show signs of abuse and there are plans to buy a solid wood table in the future; however, this table must last a year or so longer before that happens...

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I'd like to polyurethane the tabletop, but my husband thinks that the veneer wouldn't take it so well. Does anyone have experience with this process? Should I lightly sand?

Thanks! L

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