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#1 posted 04-07-2011 03:59 AM

I would call a person that does furniture repair all the time.
If you aren’t big into refinishing and color matching – the repairs can easily look much worse than the damage.

You’ll find that a pro with a kit of powders/fillers and such can fill this in and color match it in about an hour or so.
The finish on the top of the table is the MOST visible type of repair – and usually it is not just color matching – but you can easily end up with a bunch of shiny spots that you will see from 20 feet away.

I took a class week long on finishing + a weekend of spot repair with Mitch Kohanek – and it takes a lot of practice – I still would not try anything on top of the table – but would work on vertical surfaces and filling dings at the bottoms of table legs and such to gain a experience doing a bunch of reps matching fill colors and sheens

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