So I'm a bit of an novice woodworker who's taken a class only done one or two small projects from there. I recently bought a desk from a seller online and it arrived with a small crack in it. They offered to give me a partial refund to keep it or I could send it back for a full refund. My question is how (and how hard) would this be to repair and would it be worth my time and effort?
The desk is made out of South American Walnut and the crack itself is on the top of the desk surface, right in the front. The crack is very jagged when running my hand over it (though it is relatively small) and gives the feeling it could give me a splinter. If I were to repair it I would like to repair it so that it blends in relatively well and will be smooth (and structurally sound) when running my hand across. Based on my limited knowledge and research it seems like I would have to clean the crack out and then fill with epoxy? If true could I just sand that spot and add some finish or would I have to sand the whole top and refinish in order to get it to look right? And if not true...well that's why I'm here. All help is appreciated even if the advice is to just send it back.