This is my favorite piece of furniture. It is an 1800's table from a local farm.
See the square nail?
And this is my favorite way to make and keep furniture beautiful. The Briwax gives the wood a wonderful shine and protective finish, while keeping the integrity of rustic pieces. It is a bit difficult to find and a little price-y, but totally worth it. To apply, you rub the wax on with a cloth, let dry, and buff to a shine. You can get a workout with the last step. The more layers you apply, the better it looks. I wish I had a before picture of my table, but it was purchased ten years ago. I put in many hours cleaning, sanding, and waxing it. I put another coat of wax on about every six months. Can you see how it shines?
The cupboard in my dining room has been bothering me for a while.
It always looks dusty, even though it's not.
So I gave it the Briwax treatment.
P.S. The wax comes in different colors-mine is dark brown.
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