we are redoing sisters cabinets in kitchen we sanded off all old varnish. The previous owner had a hoverround and gouged a big hole in the wood. it is a round sided cabinet and it is right in the round part. it stands out like a sore thumb. we used wood filler that said paintable and stainable. I tried a sample over the filler with pecan stain and it didn't do anything except shine through. any suggestions on how to deal with this wood be helpful. we really want to restain the cabinets rather than paint them.