Refinish Wood with Coconut Oil

Kim Biegacki


Now I know that probably many of you already knew about this; however, I didn't and so I thought I would share just in case a few other people might not know & want to try it too. I love anything that I can do to restore something naturally. We always have coconut oil and so I was excited to try this out. How to refinish wood with coconut oil. The coconut oil will re-hydrate the wood, restore the natural color and remove old musty smells if there is any.

--I recently acquired some wooden pieces from family members that would of otherwise been thrown away and tried the coconut oil on them.

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10 Min


No-Cook or Other


wooden stool, wooden cutting board and etc.
coconut oil

Directions Step-By-Step

This is a very old stool that I brought home that they would of thrown away otherwise. So, I wanted to try this technique with it.
It most certainly has brought back it's natural color to the wood but this one may need sanded on top...not sure.
This is a cutting board I made in wood shop when I was in 7th or 8th grade. I thought it could use some TLC from the coconut oil too.
This looks so much better now.
This cutting board would have also been thrown away but I thought it was a really neat one so I brought this home too. I tried taking a pic before but the flash didn't take so it was a dark photo. But it really made a difference on this one as well. It looks a lot richer and wood grain looks deeper too.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Non-Edibles
Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy