How to refinish a built-up surface?
I inherited a beautiful trestle table that I believe was purchased in the 1930s-1940s from the Hale Furniture Company. It is in perfect shape, but the finish on the top surface of the table is thick and soft, where I can actually scratch it with my fingernail. Also, my grandmother had it covered with a vinyl tablecloth that had the cotton backing on it, resulting in tiny wisps of cotton sticking to the finish. What shall I remove all this "stuff" with? I plan on using it in our kitchen. It's a very priceless piece to me, sentimentally. Thanks