bobsmyuncle - How can I protect these tables from watermarks?
You were so helpful on my recent refinishing project with my inlay tables, I am hoping you can advise me what to do with this set of drum tables I have. They are reproduction Duncan Phyfe style--probably from the 1950's--which I bought a year ago on Craigslist. I've noticed that the tops are VERY suseptible to watermarks. So far, they've been in a seldom used formal living room, but I want to move one of them to my family room, plus we are having company for Thanksgiving and I don't want to stress out everytime someone sets down a glass. I am guessing that the tops may have been refinished at some point, though the pedestals show more age.
I am thinking of putting some poly on them--or perhaps just some wax. What would you suggest? If I were to do the poly is there anything I can do about the watermarks on the one table?