How to finish, refinish, and restore wood furniture, antiques, cabinetry, and woodwork. Tips and techniques to achieve beautiful results. Helpful experts answer your questions! Refinish Wood Furniture. if you want to do a really good job, some sanding will still be required after the old finish is removed by the stripper. Stripping Furniture: Wood Stripping Tips, Tools and Techniques. When I use the term stripping here, Re-apply stripper to the stubborn spots or areas;.