re finishing furniture piece
I've purchased a Mersman 8170 side table. It was badly finished so I completely sanded it down to the raw wood (and in some places raw veneer, I think). I love the color of the piece, but I do want to give it a protective coating that is clear and prefer not to actually stain or give a poly coating. I figure oil or wax is the trick, but which kind is best - colorless and also doesnt give a "wet look" so much? I have another piece of furniture that has that natural wood look but it def has a protective finish of some type- just dont know what.
Any advice is appreciated. I know little to nothing about woodworking but am thoroughly enjoying this experience and excited to have this piece be finished to my expectations!!
Thanks in advance!