Simple and Cheap Homemade Method to Refinish Wooden Furniture Olive or Vegetable Oil – About ¾ cup White or Apple Cider Vinegar – About ¼ cup Just mix together and dip a rag into the mixture. Then, just wipe your furniture down with it.
A thorough cleaning is an important first step in any furniture renewal project. Removing decades of dirt and grime often restores much of the original luster. Kevin says it’s hard to believe, but it’s perfectly OK to wash furniture with soap and water.
great tutorial on how to refinish old wood furniture. it is WAY easier than i thought! http://www.jonpeters.com/ I recently refinished a Mahogany writing desk, I used Zip Strip to remove the old finish.