staining and sealing butcher-block counter
Hi. I built my countertop seating area using an Ikea Numerar butcher-block counter. I will not be using the counter for food prep. I have been researching about how to seal it and think that i may use Rockler Salad Bowl Finish or Mineral oil. My only problem is that I would like a darker finish and would like to stain it. Has anyone done this? Is there an oil out there that has something in it for a darker finish? Can I stain it then oil it? Also, I am worried about water stains since it is an island eating area. Should I then cover it with wax? Thanks!