A wooden bowl, whether store-bought or homemade, is an attractive piece that can be used in your home for decoration or hold items like fruit or vegetables. You can oil a wooden bowl, a woodworking process that protects the wood from chipping and scratches and makes it water-resistant. Oiling a wooden bowl requires a few basic woodworking materials, which can be found at most craft supply stores or building supply stores.
Wash the bowl thoroughly with dish soap and water. Dry it with a hand towel. Place the bowl upside down on a towel that's flat on a counter to let it completely dry.