To remove candle wax from wood, rub the wax with an ice cube to harden it. Next, gently scrape it off with a piece of thin plastic, like an expired credit card. Last, rub the wood with cream furniture polish.
You can also remove wax with gentle re-heating. Blow the area with a hair dryer and use old nylon stocking material to absorb the wax, or set a dry iron on low and place a paper bag over the wax. Gently run the iron over the bag, allowing the bag to soak up the wax. If the wax stain is big, use more than one bag.