So, we knew there were bugs in the madrone end table. It finally drove me crazy and I yanked it out of there. Here's a cross-cut of the wood, where you can see the many holes dug by the grub, before it comes out as a beetle.
it's kind of cool to see the old cob underneath all the plaster:
I got the new redwood piece in place, and plastered it in:
Then there was a lot of white wash to redo. Again, supervised:
Doesn't look too bad... in this light:
I could do more polishing and painting... and probably will.