A friend kindly donated to us a table that they no longer needed for our new house:

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We decided to make it fit in better, we needed to sand it back and give it a wax.

A belt sander worked well for this:

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The previous varnish was difficult to remove, but with a coarse grit on the sander, it came off eventually.

After a final sand by hand with some fine sandpaper, we were ready to wax:

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Some brush on beeswax was the wax of choice – brush on, wait ten minutes and then buff out.
Before:

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And after:

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All in all, we are really happy with how it went!

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