Generic - Boiled Linseed Oil
The old favorite, boiled linseed oil, takes about a day to dry and produces a flat-sheen finish.
The author tested 15 wipe-on finishes, including a water-based finish and both tung-oil and linseed-oil-based finishes. Pure boiled linseed oil and Minwax Fast-Drying Polyurethane, a brushing finish, were added for comparison. All the finishes were tested on pieces of red-oak plywood cut from the same sheet. The old favorite, boiled linseed oil, took a full day to dry and resulted in a finish with a flat sheen and poor water resistance.