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I recently picked up this Berkey & Gay buffet at my church's annual antique sale. I would like to bring it back to life, but didn't know where to start. It does have a few scratches on the top and the finish has dulled over the years. What is the best way to go about bringing new life to such a beautiful piece? Thanks so much for all your help!

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It's hard to recommend things to do without seeing them in person but first I would clean the piece with Mineral Spirits which will remove any dirt, wax, etc. Once dry, you may see a white haze, don't worry. Get yourself some gel stain lighter then the piece is and go over the scratches and legs. If it's to light, give a second coat. When your happy with it, use a wipe on poly in a satin and go over the whole piece, wait a few days, then enjoy.

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