How to finish butcher block counter-Formby's?
We have a 2 inch thick Brazilian cherry edge grain butcher block that will be placed on our island. We volunteered to finish it ourselves to save a little money but now I am in confusion over what would work best. I initially wanted to use Waterlox but have been unable to find it locally. What I did find is Formby's Tung Oil finish in low gloss. Has anyone ever used this for a non-food prep countertop? If so, about how many coats would you suggest and was the low gloss the right choice? Also, how often will this need to be reapplied...once a year, once a month, once every few years?
I want the finish to bring out the natural luster of the wood and offer some protection from water etc. What I do not want is a high gloss lacquer look. If anyone has used Formby's or can suggest a different, yet easily accessible product, I would appreciate it. I need to have this done by Monday! Thank you.