I have a bedroom set, made by Lane, in 1959. It is walnut veneers, with oak trim. The original finish is basically intact, but has been dissolved by the dirt/oil grunge on some of the edges and drawer faces. The head board has lost almost all of the finish to the grunge. The previous owners seem to have waxed it incessantly and smoked. I have wiped it down with a cloth dampened in a slightly soapy solution and gotten most of the grunge off, and have gone over it with a cloth wetted with mineral spirits, five or six time, and keep getting more wax off. I’m pretty sure there is still more on the surface, because it keeps drying to a haze, that buffs out nicely.
There is enough damage to the finish, that I won’t be able to touch it up. What can I use to strip it for refinishing, that will not lift the veneers, or take the oxidization tone off the oak?