Can this table be 'saved'? I think it's chipped wood veneer.
I posted this under the furniture forum but have only gotten one response and I'm still confused as ever.
The picture below is of a table I found for free on craigslist. The original plan was to paint it but once I sanded down a leaf (by hand) I decided to stain it instead.
The problem I'm coming across is that there are several chips on the ends of the pieces. When I came online to do some research I came to the conclusion that it's the veneer chipping off. They are not large pieces and I figured I would fill them in with wood filler and then stain the table - but I'm worried the filler won't take the stain the same as the rest of the table top.
1. Remove all the veneer and hope the underneath is in good enough shape to then stain that?
2. Fill with wood filler and stain?
3. Use veneer edging tape to fill the chips?
Any information/advice/tips would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance!!