If it's a drip, let it dry completely (give it a couple of hours) then try to pry it off in one piece. Then use something mildly abrasive to scrape off the remainder (like 000 steel wool, rubbing in the direction of the grain.) Don't use nail polish remover, that takes off the finish and stain. If it's a newer piece, you can try rubbing alcohol to soften remaining bits, but if it's an old piece, alcohol will dissolve the varnish, too.
at 12:10 PM on Oct. 13, 2010