The window ledge is bad, deeply gouged and rotted. I used a heat gun to strip layers of paint and then used wood filler to smooth it. Sanding followed before putting on some off-white paint. Another colour might be chosen subsequently.
I have not opened this walnut but I am hopeful.
Since I removed the fridge magnets from the fridge and since I have hundreds of this things, I thought I might like to display some but not on the fridge. Looks too busy. i have several sheets of thin steel and mounted one over the kitchen doorway and stuck a few magnets on. I think in this case, more is actually going to be more so shall ferret out some good ones from the stash in the basement. I might cover two or three of these panels and then give the rest away as a job-lot.