Best finish for durability
We just had a mudroom bench built that I need to put finish on. The seat of the bench is mahogany and we would like it to match (as close as possible) to the mahogany exterior door into the room. What is going to be the best combination of type of stain and clear finish for durability from wear/abrasion (the whole family will be sitting on the bench to put on shoes, and the youngest will probably end up standing on it to reach the shelf).
I learned wood finishing from my Dad, but I've mostly done bookshelves or small furniture - not something attached to the walls. I just want to make sure I do this right.