The before pictures were taken by the owner. The after pictures were taken here and show my constant struggle with lighting. This piece has not turned red despite my picture! I cleaned the piece and sanded where I would need to adhere veneer and patch. I had hoped to find veneer that was a close match to what was already on this and was not successful. I used what was usable on the piece, took some from my stash, and patched other places. I reglued what was usable back onto the piece, then soaked the veneer I would add to make it pliable. Next step was to glue it on and weight it.
When all pieces were dry I sanded and filled in the gaps with plastic wood. There were a lot of gaps! There was also the hole to fill. Since the plastic wood is white, I used small amounts of brown paint and stain to try to blend the areas of repair. A couple of coats of Polyshades followed.
Lots of glare in this picture.
I hope the owner will be happy....I am happy that this piece is now usable!