Wood furniture is a timeless household treasure and when maintained properly, it will last for decades. If your wood furniture has taken some abuse and is left with scratches, dents, or white water rings, set aside some time to make repairs. Small scratches in the finish can be concealed by applying a stain of the same color. More substantial damage may require refinishing. Before working with heirloom or antique furniture, consult with an expert to determine the proper treatment.