I recently had a TV dinner with the kids and sat around the coffee table in the lounge room and shared a dish of nachos.
It was Nachos supreme including guacamole, sour crème and assorted toppings.
I retrieved the corked back placemats we have and laid them on the coffee table surface.
The baking dish was taken from the oven and put on top of the placemats.
I assumed this would be an adequate barrier for the heat but unfortunately I was wrong and when clearing the table an hour or so later found that the heat has scolded my table leaving the white patches you see in the picture below.
Of course this type of damage can be fixed but its a bit of work and needs to be done properly.
The job involves sanding and removing the damage, re-staining and sealing and then tops coats of clear finish.
The average price of repair is about $350 to re do the surface. The results when done properly are usually excellent and the table surface is returned to basically brand new.
I will post pictures shortly once I have had my coffee table repaired.
If you have damaged your table in a similar way get in touch we may be able to help you.