All of our furniture is finished with layers of natural oil. You can dust using a gentle cleaner and rag (duster or paper towel too), we like Method for Wood or anything else without wax. Should you scratch the wood surface it is easy to mend with steel wool and new layers of natural oil. Please get in touch with us if you need to touch up scratches and we will give you step- by- step instructions. It is always a good idea to use a coaster.