Burns on Wooden Furniture: Mix vegetable oil with powdered pumice or rottenstone to make a paste. Apply it to the burned area only, rubbing it gently into the grain. Wipe the area clean and polish the piece as usual. Some burn marks can be removed by rubbing briskly with a paste of cold water and cigarette ash. You can also try substituting cooking oil for the water.Or, try rubbing the area lightly with nail polish remover.
Stains on Wood Furniture: All-purpose stain removers for wooden furniture are lemon extract, oil of pepermint and of course, as a last resort, white toothpaste.
White Rings or Spots on Wood: Apply mayonnaise to the white rings or sopots on wood furniture, let it sit for 1 hour, then wipe off with a soft cloth and polish.
Oily Furniture: After using pledge or lemon oil on any wood furniture in your home, sprinkle a little bit of corn starch over the surface. Then use a clean, soft cloth to buff it so it shines. Any excess oil from the pledge or lemon oil will be absorbed by the corn starch.
Wood Tables: To remove a scald or water mark from a wood table, make a paste using pure vegetable oil and a pinch of salt. Apply paste to mark with a soft cloth, then buff lightly as you wipe it off.
White Wicker: Prevent white wicker from yellowing by scrubbing with a stiff brush moistened with salt water. Let dry in full sunlight.