There are good furniture waxes on the market today. Applying a coat of a fine paste wax with an appropriate colour blended in will eliminate the discolouration of any nicks or scratches and give the piece an even, soft, satiny sheen.
Despite its strength and visual appeal, solid wood furniture isn’t self-cleaning. You will have to clean it from time to time. Use a lint-free cloth and get it damp with ordinary water. To protect the furniture made from hardwood, try to keep the level of humidity in the room at around 35 or 40 percent. Also, try to avoid leaving it in direct sunlight, or in front of your fireplace, heat vents or radiators