Your commonsense housekeeping lesson for today.
From? My Mom. Who else?
Meaning: Water and wood do not play well together. Keep the water off the wood. Don’t clean wood with water, or if you do, wipe it up right away. Water rots wood.
There are some new surfaces, though, that are more or less impermeable due to such a hard finish that it’s almost like the surface has a plastic layer on it.