Cabinet Makers Wax

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A firm building wax, designed to develop a protective layer on timber. Excellent for filling imperfections such as hairline cracks or tiny holes. Cabinet Maker's Wax is marvellous on oak, jarrah and other woods that have no specific finish. Used over the Restoring Polish, Cabinet Maker's Wax produces a natural finish. Traditionally applied with OOOO steel wool to drive the firm wax into any gaps. Step 2 in our 3 Step Waxing Process.

Use For


Surface Preparation

Prepare the raw timber using either our Orange Oil, Liquid Beeswax or Restoring and New Timber Polish.

How to Apply

  1. Dip 0000 steel wool into tin and remove a small amount of wax. Rub into the timber with pressure in line with the grain. 
  2. Buff back with a soft, lint-free cloth or buffing pads. Can be applied without the steel wool.
  3.  Use up to three coats, buffing well between coats. Allow up to four hours between coats.

Dry Time

Overnight for best results


Depending on wear (as the surface becomes dull or dry). These natural wax finishes do breathe, so we recommend use of coasters and mats where applicable.

Clean Up

Warm, soapy water for hands or cloth. Excess wax on timber; dampen a cloth with d-Limonene or mineral turpentine.


Customer Reviews

Based on 21 reviews
Howard Herbert

Easy to use, nice finish especially when used with restoring compound. Suits my requirements well. Not looking for anything else to replace it.

James F
Great finish

provides a great finish and a nice scent (like horse)

Dennis Parker
Top rating,

Use Gilly's Cabinet Makers Wax as recommended for best results. I am quite happy with this wax, it enhances the natural grain of the wood. I used it on a turned roller from the head frame of a discarded 130 year old miners couch, I first put it on the lath to tidy up the imperfections, then applied several coats of Gilly's Orange Oil, allowed three days to dry, then applied two coats of Cabinet Makers Wax 48 hours apart, finished of with Gilly's Lemon Cream, I couldn't wish for better.
Dennis Parker
South Australia

Patrick Ryan

Gives a great natural finish

Chantelle Keven
Great Service

Fantastic Product and Service