I am new to everything in the field of woodworking, I figured one of the tasks that would be good to start with was understanding finishes and removing finishes using an old desk my dad has that looks awful if left alone. Now what would be a good option for someone who doesn't have alot of ventilation in the basement and its to cold to take outside. I could just wait probably a few more weeks for some heat though. And if anyone has any links to resources that help me to understand wood, paint, stain etc. That'd be great. Wanted to add stuff to the desk but I don't know if I can afford the same type of wood, so I figured different woods make finishes/stains/paints look differently.
Thank you for your help.