I love the pine top on my harvest table. When I bought it the woodworker who made it told me that it was soft and with 3 kids, wouldn't hold up long. I didn't care. It's gouged and scratched (not just the finish, Jerry), from years of kids banging their utensils on it, colouring, doing homework, reading the paper, etc. We sit around the table all the time, like the old fashioned country kitchen... it's the center of our home. So, just thought it's time to spruce it up a bit (no pun intended). I don't want to cover it, or use hardwood. Love pine and the knots! It's 1 5/8" thick, 42" wide by 76" long and made with 10 pieces of pine of varying widths from 2" to 5 1/2".
Any further ideas?