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I have been using a water-based Poly from Cabot's - it's designed for floors, but under the advice I was given by the vendor I used it on my dining table when I built it, and they were right. Harder wearing without compromise on the coverage and didn't spoil the look.
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I wasn't going for a high gloss though.
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Thanks for all the replies!! I definitely have more ideas and now more options to look into.

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A 2nd for General Finishes, although I am partial to their Seal-A-Cell product, which is a combined tung oil/poly mix applied by rag. This penetrate and protects with no sheen, it’s all just the oiled wood look.

This is also ideal as a pre-seal for difficult to stain woods.
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I have been using a water-based Poly from Cabot's - it's designed for floors, but under the advice I was given by the vendor I used it on my dining table when I built it, and they were right. Harder wearing without compromise on the coverage and didn't spoil the look.

I wasn't going for a high gloss though.
What was the advice? I used it for floors, too, and have some in the storage but did not risk it using it for the furniture
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What was the advice? I used it for floors, too, and have some in the storage but did not risk it using it for the furniture
Hi Thomas

The advice was about how well it would wear, being resistant to most things, but also that it wouldn't spoil the look of the wood through the finish.
I wasn't after a gloss, so for a semi-gloss/matt finish it was perfect for what I needed as the wood is still the hero.

It's been used as a table should, including having my wife's interior design models made on it, and hasn't scuffed the surface in any way appreciable.

So for something that would withstand good use, the suggestion to use that over some other products was invaluable. I've since used it on other projects too with great success.

Bear in mind it's not deigned "food safe", so I wouldn't use it on a cutting board for example.
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