here is the repair after removing the waxed paper and staples. it has been lightly sanded and the colour change in the veneer is easy to see. The fault along the top edge is where there was a defect in the veneer. I will fill it with epoxy. This repair was my first and quite crude in some ways. When I stapled the veneer shifted and I ended up with significant glue lines. I didn't really trim the cutout square so I think it looks bad... It is very solid though