Removing shellac from bamboo countertop?
We've found some bamboo countertops at a salvage yard that I'd love to use in our basement bar. We went to look at it today and it has 1/4" of shellac over the top of it which we really don't want. The people at the salvage yard said it could be removed, but it would be a very difficult process. They actually suggested we go to a hardwood place down the way and purchase some new bamboo plywood, but I'd rather use salvage material.
My husband thinks I'm crazy, but I'm not ready to give up on the idea just yet. I'm a beginner (but not novice) when it comes to refinishing and working with wood. Would you steer me away from trying to remove the shellac? The piece I'd be working with is about 28"x96".