Well, it's not perfect, but then I'm not a furniture restorer, just a keen carer for older furniture that's been "pre-loved", or, abused.
So, after bleaching bicarbing, and a light sanding down, I was left with a pale area on the top of the sideboard. So, I took my pencil crayons and feathered in some of the grain lines which were there, to distract the eye from the circular mark. I used five different shades of brown, matching them as closely as I could to the colours present in the wood.
Like I said, it's not perfect, but, comparing the two photos, which would you rather live with? I don't think it's turned out too badly for a first attempt, do you?
The final coat is Danish oil, which I use a lot. I love the golden finish it's given here.