Question about finishing a maple kitchen table. I would like to keep this
as non-yellow as possible. In addition, there are two kids who will also
be using this table--which means a tough finish.
Normally, I would use an oil-based varnish, but I want to minimize the
yellow cast to the finish. So, I've been thinking about using a water base
finish. Since I've never used water base, I would appreciate feedback on
how it stands up to abuse (Flexner's book suggests it doesn't do well with
heat--hot cups and plates directly on the top are likely with two kids).
Or can someone suggest another finish that is relatively non-yellow and
tough. Oh, I DON'T have spray equipment.
Thanks in advance for any help