Scratches are a part of life—for all things, it seems. With all the damage from moving, children playing and common carelessness, wood furniture seems to suffer the most over time. I cringe at the sight of anyone moving one of the vases on top of my grandmother's cabinet. I feel a slight panic coming on anytime my dresser is moved. And I never fail to place a tablecloth over my dining room table if guests come over for dinner. Bothersome wooden blemishes are something I'm sure we've all had to deal with at one point or another. But there's hope—walnuts aren't just for banana bread anymore! Walnut oil is a life-saving serum for your wood furniture. Follow these steps to preserve your beloved belongings:

  1. Take a walnut and rub it into the identified scratch using a circular motion.
  2. Place your finger on the scratch for about 20 seconds. The heat from your finger will assist the walnut oils in absorption.
  3. Take a soft cloth and polish the area.
  4. Be amazed.