We have pine cabinets in our kitchen (seem to be a combination of solid for doors and plywood for some parts of the casing). In February we sufferred an ice storm that left the area without electricity for almost 2 weeks. At one point during this darkness we used a camping lantern to make enough light to prepare a meal ... yes, we had the lantern inside, no, no lecture required. Anyway, the lantern was placed too close to one corner of our kitchen cabinets and after a few minutes we noticed that the corner of the casing and the corner of the door had turned black. The damage spans about 2 inches.
We are now trying to get our house ready to sell and this one corner of a cabinet is a true sore spot in the kitchen. We considered painting all of the cabinets in an effort to "undo" this burn damage, but the cabinets are in such good shape otherwise. This door is a different width than other doors, so putting it in a less conspicuous place is not an option.
I sanded the burned area and removed what seemed like almost all of the black, but upon applying stain the black came back, though not nearly as dark. But, it is still dark enough that the eye is drawn to it.
Is there any sort of product that would remove or cover the area? Much more sanding is going to change the shape of the corners. Any and all ideas welcome. Thank you!