Veneer table top - can I polyurethane it?
I've asked this before but am hoping for more answers. I have a solid wood table with teak veneer. I love it, but it's been covered by a tablecloth since we got it as I'm afraid of wrecking the finish. I hate tablecloths. I want to SEE the tabletop. What are my options for protecting the top? I've heard either paste wax or polyurethane. The latter seems like a GREAT idea to me.
My family is just not that careful, so not placing drinks on the table and being super paranoid isn't an option. Neither is getting plastic or glass cut for the top, as it has two removable leaves.
What can I do to be able to USE this table, all the time, without having to worry about ruining it?