When walking the dogs I noticed a neighbor was tossing out an outdoor coffee table. It looked like it had seen better days, but I figured it would be worth my trying to refinish it. So I carried it back, (which the dogs weren't too excited about, as made the rest of the walk awkward). I sanded it down, and then stained it the same color as the outdoor sofa I made last summer. So far I am happy with how our outdoor living room is coming along.