Mahogany piano stool re-finnishing
I have an old Mahogany piano stool that I wish to re-finnish, due to the old finnish being marked/scratched etc. I'm not sure what the old finnish is, but its dark and hard like varnish or french polish or something. Maybe somebody could tell me what this is likely to be.
Anyway, Ive sanded off the majority of this finninsh, but the wood still has dark patches in where the finnish has sort of stained the wood. Does anybody know the best way to remove this ?(I've been sanding for hours now)
Also, what would be the best thing to finnish it when I have removed the staining and finnished sanding? I wan't a more natural look, and was thinking of Danish oil or teak oil, would this be ok? Should I use a dye or would it be best to stick to the mahogonys natural colour? Or rather than remove the staining, would it be a good idea to dye the wood a darker colour to hide the staining.
I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to wood finnishing, so any help would be greatly appriciated.