How to Clean Your Wood Furniture to Protect it for Future Generations – Ep. 0005 – 6/23/19

The key to protecting and preserving your wood furniture is keeping it hydrated. I usually have the goal of treating my wood furniture monthly, but, in reality, it occurs far less often. By the time I get around to it, I can usually tell the surface of the wood is reacting to even small amounts of condensation from cold beverage glasses. That, to me, is a clear indication that my furniture is very thirsty.

2 cups water
1 Tbsp. Murphy Oil Soap
1 non-scratch scrub sponge
1 terry cloth towel

Mix the water and Murphy oil soap in spray bottle or bowl. Get the sponge wet in the solution and apply a liberal amount to the surface of your wood furniture. If there is grease, sticky stuff, or other areas that need extra attention, use the non-scratch side to scrub it away – scrubbing in the same direction as the grain of the wood. Wait a few minutes for most of the liquid to be absorbed into the wood. Follow with a terry cloth towel, drying each surface in motions following the grain of the wood.