I do love the way the knots in the table top came out so well when we used such a light stain. Though, during the sanding step, we were surprised to find that the table top is only an oak sheet, not one solid piece of wood, so we sanded a litle too thin in places. But I really don't mind, as it adds to the charm of the table a bit. My amazing mother did most of the work, while the idea and design was mine.
Now we're on the prowl for some fabulous chairs and a bench.