what is the "fort knox" of sealants-as bulletproof as it gets
I just picked up the large ikea numerar countertop (39 x 73, beech) today. Dh is going to cut it down to size and route it for me... then we stain and finish.
We are using this for our kitchen table. I will be staining it dark. I want as bulletproof a finish as possible - is waterlox it? I don't want a shiny finish - a nice soft, warm matte finish would be nice.
I will not be cutting/preparing food on the table - but in all likelihood, with a family of 4 kids, I'm sure food will sit on the surface from time to time.
I found the old thread (http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg0822575125735.html) that describes how they sealed etc. their countertop.
are there any other thoughts concerning this process? I know many of you have finished your own tables/countertops...