Gross old thing, huh?
Three hours of sanding later:
Then it received a good scrub with bleach (it’s still drying here, hence the darker cracks – it’s clean, I swear):
It needs a bit more sanding with a finer grit sandpaper. And I’ll probably scrub top and bottom with bleach again before I let my dad take it away to add the legs and a shelf.
I really expected it to take much longer for me to refinish the top.
The top will need more love once it’s here and in place (wax and oil) but that will probably be the easiest part of the entire process.