Just wanted to share my experience with this finish and get any advice you might offer. I had problems applying this on a newly made cherry coffee table top. The instructions say not to to thin it but it is so thick out of the can that runs, drips and puddles are unavoidable, leading to a several rounds of sanding and recoating. The finish clogs the sandpaper very quickly making sanding frustrating. I eventually got acceptable results by thinning 50-50 with mineral spirits or naphtha and applying with a chinese bristle brush. After drying I used 0000 steel wool and applied a coat of wax to get a smooth finish. Telephone technical support was not very helpful. This type of barrier finish is more protective but less natural looking and less beautiful than a penetrating finish on cherry. I will stick to danish oil in the future. Thoughts?