A few years ago, I used the linseed oil slurry described in the article and got a really beautiful glossy finish. But is also rubbed it out very well with a sof, cotton cloth, which put a sheen on the drawer fronts, face frame and flat surfaces. It created a very light finish on what I remember as birch. I used 220 and 320 grut for the two sandings. I'd read somewhere that the 320 produced finer particles that filled very well. I have also used Timbermate on frames, but it dries fast and I can't imagine using it on large surfaces. Looking forward to seeing the projet.
The more I do, the less I accomplish.