I just finished building a 38” x 84” farm table for my house. It was made from new heart southern yellow pine and vertical grain southern yellow pine.
Now I need to finish it. I pretreated with seal-cote cut with alcohol and stained. I am waiting for the stain to dry. I need help deciding what to use for a top coat.
I want an ”in the wood look” but after searching here and every where else for hours I’m still a little confused.I thinking of using an oil finish. I know they are not as durable as say a poly finish but I don’t really mind if it gets beat up by the kids. To me that just gives it character. I actually beat the top up after sanding to try to give it an aged look.
So, please educate me, is this a bad idea for a kitchen table if you actually like the weathered look.
Any suggestions would be appreciated. What would be the probable finish if this table were being finished 100 yrs ago.
Thanks, dug-stepping over from breaktime