I haven’t tried this yet, but someone on FB says, “Naturally Repair Wood With Vinegar and Canola Oil. So, for a super cheap, use 3/4 cup of oil, add 1/4 cup vinegar. white or apple cider vinegar, mix it in a jar, then rub it into the wood. You don’t need to wipe it off; the wood just soaks it in.
We have a maple dresser here in Lakeside that could use some help. I’ll let you know.