We own a kitchen table made from a hardwood from India (Pier 1). By mistake a table cloth was ironed on the table, causing the grain to rise where the iron was set.

So, for questions:

1. Am what you'd probably consider "too handy for my own good". Should I attempt this repair or farm it out?
2. I'm assuming I'd use an orbital sander to clear out the raised grain.
3. Any ideas on refinishing? It's definitely not a varnish or poly type finish.

Any advice greatly appreciated!

J. Brad Peek