How to clean mahogany wood furniture

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How to clean mahogany wood furniture
Use vinegar to clean mahogany wood furniture. (bottled vinegar apricots image by Leticia Wilson from

Wood furniture can add beauty and elegance to any room in your home, but each type of wood needs to be cared for and cleaned in a different way, using different types of cleaning products. Certain cleaning products can be harmful to certain types of wood, such as mahogany wood. When in doubt, use natural cleaning products, which are less abrasive and less likely to damage the surface of your mahogany wood furniture.

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Things you need

  • 1 quart warm water
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • Small bucket
  • 2 nonabrasive cloths

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  1. 1

    Mix together 1 quart of lukewarm water and 1/2 cup of vinegar in a small bucket.

  2. 2

    Dip a nonabrasive cloth into the mixture and rub it evenly across your mahogany wood furniture. Be sure to get into any crevices that might be part of decorative carvings.

  3. 3

    Use a clean, dry nonabrasive cloth to wipe off any remaining liquid from your mahogany wood.

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