Refinish Wood with Coconut Oil

Kim Biegacki Recipe

By Kim Biegacki pistachyoo

10 Min
No-Cook or Other

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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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

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Sep 22, 2013 - Kim Biegacki shared this recipe with discussion groups: College Bound Daughters of the KING Tablescapes
Straws Kitchen CinCooks
Sep 22, 2013
WOW, it really made a difference on your cutting board.
BTW, I love it.......the pig is so cute.
Kim Biegacki pistachyoo
Sep 22, 2013
Thanks Cindy :-)
Nancy R Robeyone
Sep 22, 2013
Kim, Thanks so much! I had a commercial product for cutting boards that I ran out of. I have 3 beautiful solid wood cutting boards that I need to condition and I have coconut oil in the cabinet! Going to take it out right now so I do not forget! YEA!!!!!!
Nancy R Robeyone
Sep 22, 2013
Just did it and it looks like new!
Kim Biegacki pistachyoo
Sep 25, 2013
Hi Nancy, so glad you tried it and that it worked for you too. :-)
Sandy Lowe Wildviolet
Oct 3, 2013
This would probably work great for my wooden spoons and utensils when they get dry or when new, and it's all natural too!! Awesome!