Wipe on mineral spirits. Clean with ivory dish soap. Use gel stain. No need to strip the wood. ~ Learn how to refinish furniture faster and easier by avoiding stripping. A seasoned pro tells you how to clean, repair and restore old wood furniture.
When life gives you lemons, clean your bathroom. :D Simply slice a lemon in half and rub it on any hard water stains and rinse clean. Vinegar can also clean away chalk from hard water (I use it for the shower head)