One of the first things I did when I began working on this house in December was remove the bedroom's crapped-up-looking double-doors and toss them in the basement for later. There they sat until I finally remembered them a couple of weeks ago. (I think I tripped over one while looking for a drywall knife.)
As usual, I can't find any good before pics, probably because I was in too much of a hurry to take any. Here's the only shot I found in which you can sort of see them: (The view is from the bedroom, looking out into the dining room.)
And here's that same view now, with the doors closed:
And from the dining-room side:
I sanded them down completely by hand, and I think I did a pretty good job of it. What sucks is that I succumbed to the temptation of a crap-o-licious "Polyshades" stain/polyurethane mix on them afterwards, and it's about as useful as watery ketchup.
Never again will I be so silly as to look for an alternative to the glorious, time-tested splendor of SHELLAC.
I do hereby solemnly swear it.