The first thing is to always protect your furniture from water, cold and hot drinks, plates and pots. It is easy if you have thick place-mats, coaster easily available, especially for kids and guests.
There are 2 things you may want always to have at home:
- Danish oil(we like medium walnut for most of the pieces; it will not change the wood color but will enhance it). It will be enough for years and years to come. Alternatively, you can use Teak oil (for indoor furniture).
- Very fine steel wool (0000)
You will also need a soft cotton cloth (old tee shirt is our favorite) and gloves (similar to those that medical nurses use). Please do not use any store-bought cleaners, like Pledge and similar; save your money and your furniture.