Let me say first that finishing is for pros, not me. I am building a credenza out of Sepelle and want a no gloss finish. I would also like to have the finish very smooth. This is an open grained wood like Mahogany or Red Oak and I really don’t want to use a grain filler on it. I have read posts here that talk about the mistakes that can be made with grain fillers. What suggestions does anyone have for the right product to use? Will just a Watco oil finish provide enough protection? I am going to try most every suggestion that will give the results I want before finishing the piece.