Wood Furniture, Cleaning Furniture

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Life can take a toll on your wood furniture. But with some TLC, you can slow down the effects of wear and tear. Check out these articles and learn how to restore and keep your home’s furniture strong and beautiful.

repurposed furniture

Ten Repurposed Furniture Ideas for Your Old Pieces

Don't let your old furniture go to waste when it's past its prime; put it to good use instead. You can easily repurpose old furniture with a few tweaks and creative touches to...

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refinishing furniture

Refinishing Furniture That's Built Into Your Home

The method for refinishing furniture that's already built into areas of your home is very much the same for standalone pieces. The major difference is built-in cabinets, bookcases...

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reclaimed wood in home

Reclaimed Wood Dining Table and Other Reclaimed Wood Ideas

An old wooden door or ladder isn't always destined for the trash. A reclaimed wood dining table, along with other seasoned pieces, can add a new interest and character to your...

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reclaiming wood dining table

Reclaimed Wood Dining Table: To Care and Protect

Buying an item made from reclaimed wood adds character and history to your home, as it carries knots, defects and minor splits and cracks that you may not find in something brand...

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polish furniture to make them shine

The When and How of Furniture Polish

Furniture polish can do more than just make wood shine. Used properly, it can also extend the life of your furniture and even turn dull-looking, old pieces into something you'll be...

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pen stain on table

How to Remove Pen Stains From Wood Furniture

There's not much worse than finding an ink stain on clothing, furniture or floors. Ballpoint pens transformed the act of writing, and although we're not limited to the nuisance of...

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polishing wood

How to Polish Wood to Keep It Looking Its Best

In order to keep wood finishes looking their best, you'll want to learn how to polish wood correctly. And depending on the type of wood in your house, your approach may differ....

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oak table that needs to be cleaned

How to Clean Wood Furniture Made of Oak

Oak is a sturdy wood with a beautiful, unmistakable grain. The durable material has become the go-to choice around the home for everything from flooring, to shelving to furniture....

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cleaning a pine wood desk

How to Clean Wood Furniture Made of Pine

Many myths and methods abound on how to clean wood furniture. Furniture made from pinewood needs a little extra care, but maintaining it doesn't have to be a difficult or...

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clean old wood furniture

How to Clean Old Wood Furniture for New Life

Learning how to clean old wood furniture, like those fabulous finds at thrift stores and yard sales, requires patience. Just as discovering lovely furniture in a grandparent's...

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natural homemade furniture polish

Your Guide to Homemade Furniture Polish and Cleaners

If you like to keep your home as natural as possible, homemade furniture polish and cleaners may be your first choice. However, when it comes to your wood floors, you don't...

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waxed wood furniture and floors

Furniture Wax Polish: Know the Differences

When combing the aisles at your local grocery or home-improvement store, not all furniture wax polish is the same. Don't grab the cheapest item or the bottle closest to you....

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polished wood table

How Furniture Polish Protects Your Furniture

Today's wood polish is not the same as your grandparents' original polish. Floor finishes weren't as durable as some of the surfaces manufactured today, either. So, what's the...

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teak furniture to be cleaned

Furniture Cleaning Tips for Teak Furniture

Best practices for outdoor furniture cleaning depends on the type of furniture you own. Plastic, iron and wood furniture require different approaches to cleaning and...

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diy furniture polish recipe

DIY Furniture Polish Recipe You Can Make at Home

Making the house beautiful before guests come over often leads homeowners to the same bottle of dusting spray, but you can also whip out a tried-and-true furniture polish recipe...

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wood cabinets in bathroom

Cleaning Wood Cabinets in the Bathroom

Cleaning wood cabinets in the bathroom requires a different approach. The sink, bath, shower, and toilet can generate lots of moisture, heat and germs that can accumulate on your...

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wooden blinds

How to Clean Wooden Blinds

Window blinds do two things: They soften sunlight to bring out a room's best qualities, and enhance the clean, modern look of the home itself. Wooden blinds are especially good at...

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antique furniture polish to restore antique wood

How to Use Antique Furniture Polish

Antique furniture often holds a beauty that is unmatched by new or modern pieces. Antique furniture polish can bring old pieces back to life even after years of storage in a...

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bookcases to be cleaned

How to Clean Finished Wood Bookcases

When it's time to clean finished wood bookcases, it's important to take note of the condition the bookcase is in before you clean it. If any of the finish is damaged or worn,...

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wood stain

Tips for Wood Spot Stain Removal

There's nothing worse than seeing a water spot on your hardwood floor. Spots not only affect the look of the floor, but long-term stains can degrade its worth. Knowing how to...

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cleaning wood trim

Wood Trim Cleaning Tips for Beginners

Is your wood trim and molding looking tired? Don't assume the best solution involves stripping and refinishing the woodwork. The following approaches to wood trim cleaner can help...

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baseboards

How to Clean Wood Baseboards Inside Your Home

A brand new wooden surface adds warmth, color and an old-world kind of beauty to any home. Wood trim and baseboards, however, requires regular cleaning. When learning how to clean...

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cabinet cleaner for custom cabinets

Cabinet Cleaner: How to Choose a Cabinet Cleaner for Custom Cabinets

When choosing a wood cleaner, you're confronted by a dizzying array of options that seemingly all do a great job. Finding the right cabinet cleaner, however, requires you to know...

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clean wood cabinets

How to Clean Wood Cabinets

It's easy to revive tired, take-a-beating cabinetry if you know how to clean wood cabinets. A thorough cleaning removes grime, grease, dirt and layers of food that can detract from...

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cleaning kitchen cabinets

How to Clean Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen cabinets are subject to elements that wood in other places of the home isn't, and therefore require specialized care. High heat, moisture, grease and food germs are just a...

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