This table is probably 20+ years old. I had wanted to sand down the top and give the tree stump table top portion a light stain and then paint the legs.
After cleaning all the dust, I attempted to attack the table top. It’s hard to tell from the pictures, but there was a good 1/4″ of shellac on the front face. I tried using a hammer and chisel to gently lift up the thick layer of shellac but due to the age of the table, it all just started to crumble. And I would have been sanding until the end of time, had I tried going that route.
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