Just got back from long trip, and found that friend who was watering
indoor plants had allowed water to seep onto beautiful wooden (alder)
coffee table, and into inlaid end table (not sure what wood).
Stains are very deep. Not just water, but have carried into the wood
the color of the fabric? synthetic?) "feet" that supported the saucer.
I tried 00 steelwool with furniture wax, but no effect.
Then was stupid enough to try very fine sandpaper, equally useless.
I doubt if I can afford to refinish the coffee table, and the end
table, with its inlays, would also be very expensive.
After going online with the appropriate keywords, and finding
nothing applicable, I throw myself at your feet <g>
Any experience/recommendations eagerly awaited.