Tresure chest sanding
I'm sanding a treasure chest my uncle passed down to me when he passed away when I was a child. It seriously looks like it went through a war. Judging by the patina I'd say it's from the 19th century, but I know it can't be worth anything because there are few joints that look very modern that were added later. Also the marks that look like bullet holes. I do not know how to sand a cabinet. It is very difficult. I'm starting on 80 grain sand paper, and then I will work to 120 then 220. Any tips on sanding and then finishing it with a laquer or stain?