I don't know about the water but 1/2 C vinegar and 1/2 C olive oil is a good wood cleaner. Can also squeeze in juice of 1/2 lemon.
To clean, polish,and shine wood, works fantastic on knotty pine or furniture this has been used for many decades came from Amish family. Equal parts, boiled linseed oil, white vinegar, white turpentine mix together wipe on with soft cloth then with dry cloth if you get too much on it. You can clean,oil, and shine all of your wood. This doesn't harm the wood at all. You'll be amazed with your results. It smells kind of like banana oil.
@Sammy Smith Sammy - what is "white" turpentine? Is it different than ordinary turp?
possibibly dish soap.But I would just do the vinegar and water.
Liquid furniture polish like lemon oil
Please note that the water, vinegar, and olive oil mixture is for natural hardwood floors.
I used Krud Kutter from Lowes to clean my oak cabinets. Then used Old English Lemon Oil. There's no harsh chemicals or odors. They looked brand new. The Krud Kutter will remove dried latex paint. So that may be a good or bad thing, depending on your finish/condition.
Dawn dish detergent
how much vinegar & how much dawn dish liquid?
I read (on a Hometalk) post about a lady cleaning an old piece of furniture with 4 parts olive oil to 1 part vinegar. The piece (a small table) turned out fabulous!
1 cup water 1 tablespoon 1 teaspoon dawn mix well rinse with damp cloth and dry.
Thanks every one for the help.