Basically how my mom saves money. So much refinishing, but it's worth it in the end.
restoring surface of wood furniture
How to magically fix a heat stain on wood!
The ins and outs of STRIPPING! (Stripping furniture 101) sawdustandembryos.com
Naturally Repair Wood With Vinegar and Canola Oil. ~ Use 3/4 cup of oil, add 1/4 cup vinegar. white or apple cider vinegar, mix it in a jar, then rub it into the wood. You don’t need to wipe it off; the wood just soaks it in.
How to fix old scratched wood to look new again
Repairing/Filling Missing or Damaged Veneer :: Hometalk
refinishing wood with steel wool, murphy's oil soap, danish oil + howard's feed-n-wax
Fix a missing chunk of furniture. Really nice tutorial.
How to repair damaged wood veneer using bondo (typically used for auto collision repair) or 3M All Purpose Filler.