Hi, I managed to burn a mark into my desk at uni (which will make me lose some of my deposit) I've sanded away the charred area with 320 grit sandpaper which I haven't fully finished yet. I'm now faced with the dilema of whether I will have to stain the wood or just varnish it with a clear varnish, when oil is applied to the now bare wood it darkens and i assume this will happen when i varnish it however this doesn't make the wood dark enough so I'm thinking it will need a stain however I'm not sure what stain it would need, I'm going to try to include a picture of the not oiled bare wood for reference, any sort of help is appreciated
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