How do you best restore Victorian Oak ?
I have an Estey Wash Stand that is Victorian Oak. Looks like it's varnish has worn off a bit. I would like to restore it to it's original luster. Any suggestions on technique and products to use or not use? This is my first piece to restore, I usually just sand over wood furniture and paint it shabby chic and resale it. But this piece is in too good of condition to do that to, and my mom ( a wood restoration hobbyist at heart) actually yelled at me when I told her I was planning to paint it. Any information is welcomed. Thank you .