I have two pieces of maple furniture, a desk with a large water stain, and a kitchen table with minor scratches an exposed wood. My problem is my wife loves the finishes on these pieces of furniture, so ideally what ever finish I use will match what is already there.
Does anyone have any suggestions for insuring the new finish you are apply matches the character of the piece as is?
Both pieces of furniture are manufactured by Room & Board and where bought second hand. Based on similar looking pieces of furniture on the R & B website, the finish is "lacquer". I would describe the desk as having a more "natural look" with a very light gloss, not so much as painted on the surface, but soaked in. I would describe the table as having a bit more gloss, a more painted on the surface feel, but still a "natural look". Both pieces seem easy to damage (scratch, water stain, etc...), but the desk is particularly bad. (Note: This is not something I am looking to chance I am just reporting this for description services.)
Below are some pictures. Thanks!