spoedman said: Looks like it used to be palisander!

Oh man, don’t I wish! If that’d been the case, I can promise you a drop of paint wouldn’t have touched it. I love refinishing wood pieces. I can’t tell you how many broken hearts I’ve had over finding mid century furniture that’s completely painted over to be “shabby chic”. Unfortunately, this guy was fake wood veneer and plywood. Oh and I had to sand three large pieces of gum off of the top. Yes, gum.