I found this Lane end table alone, abandoned in a thrift store. Marked down to $1.00 and still nobody wanted it. After looking it over it wasn’t hard to see why. There was a bad burn in the top about the size of a quarter.
It was completely charred. Crispy like so much burnt breakfast toast. It was clear that I would be the one to rescue it from the thrift store and give it a new life. The repair method I chose was to use a decorative walnut veneer patch. I didn’t make any attempt to match the new veneer to the old and instead wanted the veneer patch to be obvious, similar to a dutchman joint.
Here’s the end result. I’d say it was worth the work. Another piece saved from the landfill.
I made a short video documenting the process. Check it out below. Thanks for watching!