A guy i no at work brought these pieces in today.Wants me to refinish them for a lawyer friend of his.They go in the cabin of his friends sail boat.Well as i have done a few things for Lewis(the lawyer) before, i guess he thinks i can fix anything. Got him fooled. I'm sure that it's mahogany and i think it has red mahogany stain on it. Just got it today so havn't looked at it real close. Ok now for the ? What would you suggest using to strip it with? and what would you suggest I do about the veneer that is missing? Now this is a freebee so don't want to spend to much on it. And should i use marine varnish on the finish or can i get by with lacquer seeing it goes in the cabin?