It would be a miserable job!
I don't know what sort of products you have there, but here there is a product that you put on with a steel wool (gently) and it cleans an sort of redistributes the finish, if that makes any sense? I used it once on an antique map case that had too much decorative wood carving to try and truly refinish and it made a world of difference.
The rolltop doesn't look like it needs refinishing, anyway! Just cleaning and waxing may be all you need.
uh-oh! we picked it up today and it's lovely although the wood is rather.........erm.........ORANGE!!
I think it was given too much fake tan and the colour hasn't stopped developing!
Which means, of course, LOTS of sanding and waxing is required. I told DH to do relax a little when he's got time between shifts while we're away. I have a feeling he may make a start on the desk though.
Orange? Well, then that's false adverstising. Either will it will be stunning once the wood is back to natural.
well, mmm, i did wonder about the advertising but it probably wasn't really misrepresentation. Pine does go orange with some stains/waxes - i guess the true colour just didn't show up in the pics.
i could have said no when i saw it, but I didn't want to refuse it as it's a lovely desk, and will be fabulous once it's been worked on!
I guess you will just have to work a little harder. Get out the gloves, some vodka, and some rockin' tunes....and then get to work. :D