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It appears to have no varnish or anything so I think just stained and oiled.
That's wonderful and even better. Always be careful to save that character and patina.

Once you have it all clean. Go around with a stain the same color or a shade lighter than your wood. Do on inconspicuous spot and wipe off after a few seconds and use that to gauge how long to leave the stain on. Then go around and do all the knocks and scuffs that have happened over the years (repairs if needed) then go back and use the moisturizer of your choice. Refurbishing furniture and vintage homes is good stuff.
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Thank you all for the help.

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What was their house keeper using for the past 60 years? Are they having an estate sale ? Let me know, I can bring down a load and check it out
I am trying to buy most of the stuff in the house. Back off. :-)
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You can't galvanize wood?
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You can't galvanize wood?
I would have to take it all off the walls to get it to the galvanizer ....

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I looked at the specialized stuff people recommended and it is quite expensive. Between boiled linseed oil and tung oil has anyone tried both and have a preference? I am reading that tung is better albeit more expensive.
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I've used both tung & linseed oils on various projects.
Linseed brought our parquet floors back from a dull look to a nice rich tone.
Tung oil on old farm house dining room tables. Many many coats but nice protective finish & look.
In your case, I think either will work equally well to bring back the natural richness of the wood.
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my dad uses this stuff in his house. he has a room paneled floor to ceiling in yellow pine, it has never been painted or polyurethaned. He has been using it for decades on furniture and floors.

o and murphys oil soap, good stuff. pops has a plenty of furniture in museums blah blah. if its good enough for him its good enough for you.
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Tung is thinner/lighter and therefore soaks into the wood more readily than the thicker linseed oil (that's why you thin it with turp). Ultimately they both do the same thing.
Tung oil you get at the boat store often has UV additives. It's not as stinky as linseed, but it does have an aroma.
I'd buy a small amount of both, test them and see what you prefer.

My FIL used to use the linseed oil mix on everything from interior wood to rusty garden tools, car parts, outdoor furniture, you name it. Always a mason jar with a rag floating in it sitting on his bench.
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I don't see any baseboards or radiators in the pic. This makes me assume you have Forced hot air. I would see if they have a built in humidifier or some means of maintaining a normal level of humidity in the winter months.
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Here is a link that was helpful to me.

http://www.woodcentral.com/russ/finish6.shtml
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I don't see any baseboards or radiators in the pic. This makes me assume you have Forced hot air. I would see if they have a built in humidifier or some means of maintaining a normal level of humidity in the winter months.
It is gas heat with radiators. It does have central AC though.
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