In the paper today was one of those articles about how to make and do things 'naturally'. One of the tips was to make your own furniture finish with a mixture of olive oil and vinegar. I almost automatically made a salad when I read that.
Enneyhow, I know lots of folks here don't like the notion of using olive oil on furniture, particularly food utensils because of the risk of spoilage. Now, I've been Italian for a long time. All of our salad bowls, kitchen utensils, cutting boards, and even my grand mothers counter tops were treated with olive oil. I do not recall, ever, a single incident of anything turning rancid. And, it is my understanding this is a many-many centuries old accepted practice.
But, I digress. Wadday'all think of using this salad oil finish on things like table tops? I'm kinda doubty about the notion.