Many antique collectors take time to apply a wax finish to their wood items to help protect them. Using a natural beeswax polish is a great choice. Other types of polish contain chemicals that could harm your antiques. The process of waxing your antique items has multiple steps. First you will want to clean off your furniture thoroughly. Next let the piece dry thoroughly. Now you will grab your beeswax and a clean, lint-free soft cloth. Carefully apply the beeswax in the direction of the grain on your furniture. Allow the wax to dry all the way. If your piece was extremely dry you may need to apply an additional layer of wax. You will want to wax your antique items two to three times a year. In addition to waxing your antique items you will want to dust them on a regular basis. When dust piles up on your furniture it is harder to get rid of. Dusty furniture does not look as nice either. Keep your antique items looking shiny and beautiful by dusting regularly.