How do I remove small scratches on my furniture?

I bought Thomasville living room set over a year ago. It has a cherry veneer finish which is already getting scratched up from everyday use. You can see the scratches in the glare, but not looking directly at the surface.
What is the best way to remove them? Furniture polish doesn't seem to do anything.
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If nothing else works, you could try stripping the finish then try some light sanding, followed by a new finish application. Depends on size and depth of scratches and whether these are just scratches in the finish or wood?
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Smith wrote:

Your description makes it sound like the scratches are only in the finish. I would try a little fine cut rubbing compound applied somewhat gently at first - try a small area without a lot of hand pressure. Scratches in the finish will generally rub out this way as long as they're simply in the finish. Since you describe this as only visible in the reflections of the finish, I'd suspect the scratches to be superficial finish scratches.
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I think I'll try this. Thanks for the tip.
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Hmmm... How about 60 grit sandpaper on an oscillating sander? You wouldn't be able to see those small scratches anymore. (As an extra bonus, you wouldn't have to worry much about future scratches either, particularly if you uniformly sanded the entire table with 60 grit. Brilliant! :-)
Darin
(Just for the record, I'm KIDDING. Don't sue if you follow my advice and don't like the result -- free advice is worth what you paid for it :-)
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LOL!! I think I'll pass on this one!
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smith snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com (Smith) wrote in message

It sounds like these are scratches in the surface of the clearcoat finish, not in the piece itself. First thing that I would do is buff on a couple of coats of a good paste wax and see how it looks. However before I would go any further than that and really before using any abrasives, I would contact Thomasville for their advice. They might suggest buffing with a buffing compound, pumice or rottenstone as last resorts.
Dave Hall
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snipped-for-privacy@nhsd.k2.pa.us (David Hall) wrote in message

Dave, good idea, I'll see what Thomasville has to say.
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