I have just saved this small table destined for the tip (my neighbour had it by her dustbin and was amazed that I wanted it) but now I just need to know how to restore it to its former glory.
If anyone has done this sort of thing before I would be grateful for step by step instructions, and a list of materials and equipment, because the only wooden thing I have restored is a small polished box which was in reasonable condition to start with!
What exactly do you mean by "restore", do you want to use appropriate materials to put it as close as possible to original condition or strip it down give it a coat of varnish and just have a nice wooden table you can use ?
As suggested by others to start with. I can't tell from the photo what wood it is but it looks like it is fairly light underneath. Once stripped you may may need to give the top a good sanding to remove any scratches. A few coats of varnish to your desired finish and you will have a decent table. Tedious time consuming job but a satisfying project.