How Do You Restore an Old Dining Table?

Generally, you will need to prepare the table’s surface (including cleaning, stripping and sanding) and then apply the stain or finish. You might also need to do some repair especially if there are visible cracks and dents on the table top or the table’s legs.

How do you restore an old dining table

Whether it’s in your home or restaurant, it’s important to maintain the table’s integrity and aesthetics. This way, the table will remain sturdy and that you can protect its core material. It will remain a vital part of your dining area or continue to be of service to your customers.

To make that happen, it’s important and urgent to check for any damages in the table top and legs. The dents and cracks could get much worse and potentially make the table fall off or even break in half. Also, it’s important to do a repainting or a refinishing to protect the underlying material. In addition, the fading of the finish also ruins the table’s appearance.

As mentioned before, the general steps are prepping the surface and then applying a new finishing. Some disassembly might be done to better access the different spots and areas (and also make the work a bit quicker and easier). The general principle is to remove the old layer to make way for the new layer (and make the table look like new again).

You can apply a DIY approach here but you might require new tools and supplies to do the work. You also have to prepare the work area (you might want to take the table outside for a bigger workspace and better ventilation). On the other hand, you can also ask professionals to do the work for you especially if you prioritise care and excellent results.

You can contact us here at Glen Sheldon if you want your old dining table to be looking like new again (and make it strong and functional again). Since 1998, we’ve done furniture restorations for both residential and commercial customers. Rest assured that everything will be handled with extreme care and attention.