butcher block table refinishing
I want to refinish a round butcher block table (circa 1981). The original finish has worn away on parts of the tabletop. The wood is some light, ashy beigey wood. The finish, which was thin and wore away, made the wood appear golden. We liked the golden glow.
Do I assume correctly that I should (a) strip the remaining finish with a chemical stripper, and (b) then sand, and then (c) apply a new finish? What types of products should be used? What type of finish would provide the golden glow and make the tabletop hardy enough for the kitchen?