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Quick fix for scratched wood (Be sure to test on an inconspicuous spot first.)
Take the still-damp morning coffee grounds from the coffee pot and rub them into the marks using a cotton swab.
Let the grounds sit for 10 to 15 minutes, then buff the area with a clean, dry cloth.
The dark coffee grounds will stain the woods so scratches all but disappear, leaving you with a table that looks flawless.
 

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I do not drink that coffee either - but I certainly know people who do - who are throwing the grounds out all the time.... I would get some from them should I ever need it...
 

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Years ago, we had a great-uncle who smoked cigars and my grandmother would ask him to save the ashes from his cigar. She mixed them with a little oil and rubbed the mixture into water marks on wooden furniture. This usually worked. Only one cigar smoker in the family now, so I guess I had better ask him to save some ashes for me.
Haven't heard of coffee grounds for scratches though, until your post. I have those coloring sticks which work pretty well. Depends on how deep the scratch is.
 

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Thank you. Several days ago my cat flew over an end table but her foot dragged over the table on her destination. I am a serious coffee drinker and always have ample grounds. I'm going to try this fix today. It can't look worse than it does now.
 
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