I have an antique mahogany table. I bought it at an auction when I was 19 years old. I love it. It has a beautiful veneer on it that just sparkles when it's polished. Though like all old pieces of furniture this one has accumulated a few love marks. By that I mean me being incredibly stupid and putting a a few hot cookies on the table. It scorched the wood and left white cookie marks in my beautiful veneer. I also had a friend leave a damp towel on one side and that two left a mark. So the past few years I've tried everything to remove those marks. Numerous polishes and stain removers, but to no avail. My beautiful table was marred. I hated it. I also really hated the fact that my stupid cookie fiasco is what did it. I totally know better.
So that's when today I thought about it again and googled my problem.
this came up on a message board:
"Remove white water/heat stains from wood by using an hot iron on a smooth dry/lint-free cloth placed over the stain, iron very briefly (seconds) with medium heat, lift the cloth, and repeat until stain is gone. This works better than anything else!"
On my lunch break today I went home and tried it. What do you know it worked! If only I had known this 3 years ago I wouldn't have been hiding that corner of my table. Now to break out the polish when I get home and make it shine. :)