Good Questions: Repair a Scratched Tabletop?

Good Questions: Repair a Scratched Tabletop?

Aaron Able
Dec 5, 2008

Hoping you crafty folks at AT might be able to help me with a project. After looking for months, I recently found a fabulous red 1950s diner table on Craig's List that I could actually afford (see attached picture), and from another Craig's Lister I ended up being given four free vintage chrome and red diner chairs that match it quite well. When I bought the table the top was in very good condition, especially considering its age. It was nearly perfect. What a find! Until... the drive home...

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...Somehow between putting it gingerly in the ZipCar and unloading it into my apartment (blame Manhattan potholes), my nearly-pristine table top ended up with a huge, unsightly and somewhat deep scratch that runs almost the entire length of the table. Is there a quick & easy (and cheap, since I'm on a ridiculously tight budget) way to remove the scratch/repair the tabletop? I'm not particularly crafty, but I can try...Thanks in advance for any suggestions! JP

Anyone have suggestions for JP?

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