Right now I was looking at getting a marine varnish but read it might get sticky if its in the heat, not sure if that is true or not. What is everyone's opinions on the best way to properly go about sealing the table up and the process in doing it? I plan on putting it on the stone patio I made if that matters at all.
I honestly doubt there is a way to get any sort of perfect long lasting finish on any outside wood.
But from my years of experience in the boat building and repair business, I can tell you that varnish will not get "sticky" in hot weather. I don't know who came up with that one.
Like moist finishes, marine spar varnish needs an essentially perfect surface to work its' best. Then you need to put 7 coats on the wood...yes 7. That's just for the first time to give it a good build up.
Then after that you should add a coat every year after a light sanding.
Another excellent alternative is Cetol, also used in the marine environment. We usually use Cetol on Teak and it has a slight yellowing effect.
Sun is the enemy of any wood finish, so if you are in shade most of the time I think you can expect success with either of the above. The trouble is that it is a long and time consuming process.
On many outside cedar decks - I suppose in a way similar to your table - I have used the Danish oil. However, it doesn't last anywhere near as long as the manufacturers claim and is hard to keep clean once it gets dirty. Varnish or Cetol makes for a harder, more durable surface finish than does the oil.
I doubt there is any one perfect answer to your prayers.