My wife left an oil candle on our cherished Berhardt dining table. Then
someone (one of the kids, her, the wind, who knows) turned the candle
over and some of the oil leaked out and stayed on the table for weeks
before we noticed. It removed all the finish and now there's a 5 inch
diameter spot of almost bare wood.
In short, the finish is ruined where the oil pooled.
I e-mailed Berhardt for a suggestion on what to do. I suspect they
thought I was a competitor looking for their "secret" finishing formula
-- let's just say I got no response.
So what should I do? Remove the finish on the whole table and start
over or is there something simplier I can do.
The wood is cherry (I'm pretty sure). The finish looks like some kind
of lacquer but I'm not sure.
http://www.bernhardt.com/live/index.htm (This is it: round dining
table, Embassy Row.)