I am sanding the top only of a 30 year old oak table.
I bought it unfinished and originally used Zar tung oil which turned out to be an excellent finish though 30 years of kids and grandkids in the kitchen, craft projects, etc First, I can't seem to sand it perfectly, there is a bit of shine still in the little grains of the oak. Will that matter much? I feel like I might have to take off 1/8 inch of wood to get through that. Also, I can't find Zar locally, what would be a good, durable finish for a hardworking kitchen? Thank you for your help.