First post here, hoping someone more experienced could help me out. I picked up a selig guitar pick table recently in pretty bad condition, the previous owner started refinishing the top but gave up mid way. Yesterday I completed sanding the top and it looks great, so I decided to continue with the rails and legs so everything would match once i was done.
I assumed the legs and rails would be solid teak which I believe is what the top is (?), but was surprised the rail appears to be strips of laminated wood. You can see the parallel lines in the picture, and it is also much lighter in tone than the top and much much lighter than how it was finished originally.
Does anyone know whats going on here, what wood this is? Did I mess up trying to refinish the rails and legs? Were they stained originally? I've only done one side so far so I could always face that towards the wall but I was really hoping to completely refinish the piece.