Folks have asked us about the finish (coating) we recommend.
Sam Maloof came up with the following, many years ago.
We call it 3 in 1 and mix 1/3 mineral spirits, 1/3 polyurethane gloss and 1/3 pure tung oil.
Sanding up to 400 gritt works well. Then wipe the 3 in 1 on and after a few minutes, wipe off the excess. Wait a day to scuff and apply another coat. Put on more coats if you wish.