The table is already on the narrow side, so I don't want to reduce it further by ripping it and regaling. In addition, there's a similar shaped chip on the underside at the other end - although it's slightly bigger. So I need to deal with these chips by patching, rather than removing.
I did retain the exact same wood (that was cut of the end when squaring up) so matching grain/colour is no problem - it's just a matter if getting the patch to fit so well that it's barely noticeable.
I wasn't planning on using 'breadboard' ends on the table - otherwise that would have been a great solution. I guess I could do that, however I'm concerned it'll break the flowing look of the table, by placing a defined end on each end. That's the same reason that I'm not keen on some kind of inlay band around the edges.
I can't flip it over, as there are various "issues" on the underside that can't be exposed...
Last edited by matt1710; 09-07-2011 at 06:42 PM.