A local golf club, Sandford Springs, where I happen to be a member recently had a total refurbishment. With them knowing that I was a French Polisher, they asked my opinion on the trophy cabinet. The debate was whether or not to buy a new one to match the new desk they have had made in the reception area, or to have the original one stripped and re-polished to match.
Once we had discussed their requirements they decided to keep the old one and let us work our magic to give this cabinet a completely new look. We stripped the existing polish off, bleached the teak right back to eliminate the orange look that it naturally gives off and then stained and resprayed it to match their requests.