Please Help! How to smoothen this table? :/
So I’m a newbie and have only just come across this wonderful forum. I had a question that I thought someone here would probably be able to best answer.
I have this table top that I got to use as my work desk at home. It’s made of solid Birch wood and is oiled with some (rather smelly) oil! I think it looks gorgeous – I love the depth and satin look of the wood.
The main sticking point for me is that the table has a rough finish to it. So if i rub my hand across it, I feel like I may end up with splinters. I hope the pics show the sort of roughness it has.
My question is, given that the wood is solid birch and it is oiled, how should I (can I?) go about making it smoother? Should I just use an orbital sander with 120-240 and 300+ grit sandpaper to smoothen it and then apply new Tung oil? Or would I need to remove the current oil first? I just want to make the surface smooth to the touch, apart from that – I hope to keep the satin finish it currently has.
Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks a bunch in advance!
A newbie woodworker 🙂