To refinish antiques or if you want to restore your old wood furniture back to its former glory, I have an interesting formula you may like. Use equal parts of linseed oil, white vinegar, and turpentine and rub into your furniture or wood with a soft cloth. This technique requires a lot of rubbing but it is worth the effort.
Another neat trick to restore old wood furniture that I discovered is for covering up knicks and scratches in pieces that are dark wood. This method is not on the same scale as the linseed oil formula, but it can help get rid of some of that ugliness in a pinch.
To start this second fix, all needed is to make a thick paste from instant coffee and a little water. Next, you rub this mixture only into the knicks and scratches with a soft cloth. You will be nicely surprised once this settles into those blemishes because it does an excellent job of fixing those problems. However, this coffee paste is not recommended to use on light wood!
I hope you’ll keep what I shared on how to restore old wood furniture in mind because it can come in handy, especially if you like to hunt for treasures to refinish at garage sales or local flea markets. If you never went to a garage sale or flea market, then you don’t know the fun that awaits or about an easy way to earn some extra money selling items from your home that are in your road.