Have a piece of red oak, perhaps 12 x 12 x 3/4 which I put a few holes into to mount a small circular barometer.
Wood has a beautiful grain, that I would always like to see.
Several folks at HD and Lowe's said the "best" way to finish it off, and still be able to see the grain, is a clear Min Wax Poly Urethane.
Do you agree ? Or,...?
If the clear Polyurethane, what's the best way of applying it, please ?
A piece of cloth from an old T Shirt ? My finger ? A really high quality brush ? A cheap brush ? One of those throw away foam brushes ? Or ?
One coat enough ? If not, how to handle; sand after dry, and then apply another ?
I'm really a novice at wood finishing, and would be very appreciative for any hints.