Well, it's about time we got our coffee table fixed and painted. I think it was last July when we went up to Portland and got Scott's cousin Lee to make a duplicate for our missing table side rail. I am happy to report that over 6 months later the table is done and installed. Here is the documentation of the arduous process.
The walnut top was stained and worn and looked dark in our living room. Here is the start of the sanding process. We later broke down and bought a 50 buck hand sander - SO worth it.