A "Sam Maloof type finish" is nice for QSWO (4 or 5 coats of equal parts
tung/BLO/poly, followed by 2 coats of tung/BLO/wax mixture).
it is time consuming, but worth the effort, IMO.
If I want a light finish on the oak, I use Zar's Provincial 114 stain
beforehand ... this still gives you a very light color.
Take a look at the traditional table and/or A&C coffee table on my website
for examples of the finish as above.
You might want to consider an additional film finish for just the tops if
they are going to be used for drinks, etc. A gel varnish like Bartley's
works for me in that regard.
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