This 16-foot conference table was built out of fiberboard with a veneer over the top. Our team had to utilize a gentle gel stripper, by hand, so the fiberboard beneath the veneer would not expand due to excess moisture. Veneer is simply a thin layer of wood and is a lighter material than utilizing a solid wood surface. Our team refinished this table and sanded it very carefully so as not to ruin the surface. There is a lot of labor involved in sanding and staining veneer. The finished product was sprayed with an Italian polyurethane to stand up to the high-traffic area it would live in. Our team then reinstalled the table after taking it apart. This process requires a skilled craftsman, however, contrary to popular belief, it costs less to refinish an existing veneer or wooden table than purchasing a brand new piece.