A hot pan scorched our butcher block table top. How do I go about repairing this?
Kevin Hancock: Clean the pan with soap and water, and belt sand the butcher block top.
Richard Jones: Scrape down to bare wood and refinish.
Michael Dresdner: The two different answers reflect the two possible interpretations of your question. If only the finish is scorched, simply strip and refinish. If the wood itself is scorched, you will have to remove the scorched wood back to clean wood, and belt sanding is as quick a way as any to do that. If the piece is veneer and the veneer itself is scorched, you will probably have to re-veneer the piece.