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I did clean the wood with Formby's lemon and orange oil wood cleaner and conditioner. Also I applied 4 coats on Formby's tung oil and hand rubbed the wood between each coat. Beautiful display piece or use if one would choose to do so. Special note : Any bidder who has been a member for less then 14 days or who have less then 5 positive feedbacks please contact us through "ask seller a question link" before bidding. We reserve the right to cancel bids from low feedback bidders if they appear suspicious in frequency or should involve several or all of our current items up for auction. Sorry for the inconvenience. Click to check out my other items ! The free listing tool. List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.