refinishing solid wood interior doors
We have what appear to be cherry (extremely heavy!) doors in our 1924 home. They are not ornate - no trim - so it's not outside the realm of possibility that we attempt refinishing ourselves. DH has done a couple with polyurethane and it appears to work, but I'd like to retain that 'old wood' look and refinish it with shellac or varnish which is what I presume was used at the time.
Obviously those that the dogs have damaged will require sanding, and more elbow grease, but is there a way to freshen the ones up that have not been seriously scratched with solvent and then more finishing material?
We probably have 50 doors in this house....anything to make it easy will be helpful!