I just want add to my 2 cents about stripping the furniture. I have a Romy stock that I wanted to take all of the finish off of. So I started out with a furniture stripper. That worked but it was becoming a slow process. I wanted to try something was easy and wasn't so hard on the hands and lungs.
I noticed some OXY-CLEAN in the laundry room. I mixed some up with water.
2 teaspoons with 12 oz's water. I brushed it onto the stock and let it sit for a short while. The mixture started turning brown each time I applied it. Anyhow
here are the results: