Walking past them the other night and I notice a blemish on the surface. Upon closer inspection, it looked like someone had dented the wood. The size is about the same as a dime, but what's happened as I guess the oak veneer had a small bubble or depression underneath it, and the veneer has caved into the depression. My first thought was to pump glue into the space to fill in the void and lift the veneer, but I don't know if that will work as there's several coats of poly on top of it and the surrounding wood is pretty stiff, not like an unfinished veneer.
so the question is how to repair this? I've thought about making a small template, taping it to the bench, and then using a router, rout out the area and fill in with a patch. I then have to re-stain and re-poly the area but I'm worried about getting the same color with the watco and poly shade.
Any ideas? And BTW - Does Oak plywood usually have these problems? That was probably the flaw in my design, using that instead of edgegluing some stock together. I was just trying to save wood for future projects that deserved it!
Thanks in advance