My first attempt at furniture stripping happened a couple of years ago at the condo. We tried to strip a small cupboard which turned out to be painted with some kind of alien substance impervious to all known stripping methods.
I’m happy to say that last weekend’s attempt was much more successful. This chest, which we acquired from Jen’s mum, was painted a very nasty brown colour. Thankfully it all came off very easily. A quick sand, a couple of coats of linseed oil and a finish of antique wax, and we now have a pretty good looking chest of drawers.