Worrying about that serious nick in your cherrywood coffee table? Here’s the fix: Mix two tablespoons of instant coffee crystals with two teaspoons of water to make a paste. Dip a soft lint-free cloth into the mixture then rub it into the scratch. Let sit for 5 minutes, then buff. The tannic acid that gives java its dark pigment will seep into the wood, concealing the damage. Your table will look just as lovely.