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Here’s a quick how-to on maintaining those wooden kitchen wares you’ve collected over the years. Whether it’s a carved wooden bowl, rustic salad tongs or a handsome cutting board, applying wax is the key to preserving their longevity and shine. Pete Raho of Gowanus Furniture Co. recommends you use a beeswax-based product which is safe for foods. And if you’re in Brooklyn, he sells a mixture of beeswax, mineral oil, orange oil and anise oil. To see more of his hand-crafted woodwork, check out Gowanus Furniture’s Krrb corner.