Beginning - this table...in very rough shape.
Square with drop leaves.
One of the hinges was broken....others very rusty.
Repair was necessary to stabilize the frame.
Ending: Below is a picture of a table that turned out well
in spite of some frustrations with the polyurethane.
I ended up sanding it all off, restaining, and then applying several coats
of wax finish.
Such beautiful wood grain!