Homemade Wood Cleaner ¼ Cup White Vinegar ½ teaspoon Olive Oil Mix the ingredients in a bowl. Dip a rag or sponge into the bowl and wring out. Clean any wood surface with this mixture. Quadruple the recipe to clean all of the cabinets and woodwork. The vinegar cleans the dirt, dust and grime while the olive oil moisturizes the wood.