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Upcycled Coffee Table Makeover

By Jennifer Howard

Have you seen the new trend of using oven cleaner to strip furniture???

Well, I got a chance to try it and here's how it went...

Old Coffee Table

One important thing is to find a piece that is solid wood...not mdf or veneer.

Scrub off the stain



Wait at least 20 minutes and start scrubbing w/ a nylon brush and a bucket of soapy water.

I wasn't sure it was going to work!!


Rinse & Let Dry

After I scrubbed the table I rinsed it well and let it dry in the sun.

Repeat the Process

I repeated the entire process again...and here are the results!!



Add a Finish


Finishing the Table

I used Minwax Wood Effects  instead of stain.

How it Looks


Finished Table

I did 3 coats of the Wood Effects.

Here's the Table...

What do you think??

Can you believe it's the same table? 

Cover the table with oven cleaner


Oven Cleaner

I did a thick coat of oven cleaner over the entire table.