I have some fumed and lacquered oak shelves that look great. However, I want to replace their mounting system with ledgers I’m having made. The cost to have lacquer applied is more than I can spend and I’m inexperienced applying it and don’t have a good space where I live to do it.
The least expensive option is to have the ledgers made and fumed, and for me to apply a finish that will look close to the existing lacquered shelves that will be mounted on top. I don’t think oil-based poly or urethane will look right. I’m leaning toward a paste wax. I appreciate any recommendations for finishes and brands.