Polishing Cochrane oak furniture with wood oil or specially formulated wood-polishing products avoids the sticky residue that tung or linseed oil may leave behind. Polishing oak furniture with a flannel cloth, terrycloth rag or soft paper towel keeps the furniture from suffering scratches or abrasions.
Regular polishing provides oak furniture with a high-gloss finish and a greater degree of protection. Wood furniture is commonly subjected to a great deal of wear as well as heat or moisture that may cause environmental damage. Wood oil or furniture polish creates a barrier that serves to protect natural oak furniture from moisture which would otherwise cause it to crack or split.