Moved everything out of the way
My handy dandy RV brush and a bucket of bleach & water
1st of 2 coats
While the wood is still dark in spots, the grooves are back and it looks so much better. While it didn't come up as well as I'd hoped it would - it is still a vast improvement from what it was.
I also made 4 jars of Blackberry jam and a jar of blackberry cordial yesterday from berries I picked in our back yard, so nice to have such a glorious environment.