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Expert's Corner — fact

Caring for Furniture

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How to care for furniture and woodwork has to be the most confusing and misrepresented topic in all of woodworking and finishing. Claims from product manufacturers range from one absurdity to another: from replacing natural oils in wood to moisturizing the finish to causing wax build-up. The misunderstandings these claims cause lead many people to think that some products actually damage their furniture. A discussion of these misunderstanding, or “myths,” follows at the end of this article. With so many products on the market, and with so many confusing and even contradictory claims, how can you decide for yourself, or...

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