This is the countertop after application of two coats of Waterlox. The color looks good: dark enough and warm.
Waterlox (Original) turned out to be very thin and runny, and after two coats the surface is still patchy and with what feels like a thin film. The pores are still showing. This may be good for penetration into wood and sealing it; will take though more than four coats I planned as a finish at the beginning.
Have to wait over 24 hours between coats because of the temperature and humidity.
-- "If you're not counting the ripples when throwing pebbles in the water, you're wasting your time."