Here are some pictures of Thomas Mierzwa's refinishing project.
Table surface at start (note dings and cracked finish).
Spot patching those dings and chipped wood.
Durham Water Putty used to patch the dings & dents.
Table at end of 220 grit sanding.
More patching whole length.
First coat of a clear sanding sealer (clear shellac)
Zissner Clear Shellac 4#.
The table is Finished with Min-Wax High Gloss Clear
urethane - $29.95 a gallon.
Table is hand sanded with 220 grit sandpaper.
Urethane is applied again with a foam brush and
finished with long strokes the length of the table.
Urethane is allowed to self level.
View of the Table - 16 feet, 8 inches.