After about twenty coats of marine varnish I rubbed it back to 400 grade and then polished with Triple EEE paste and finally buffed with furniture makers wax to a high gloss finish.
I am pretty proud of how the finish is considering I only used a brush.
This is a dry fit and I have left the plastic wrapping on the glass for protection, next step is to dowel the wooden leg in and fit the glass with engineering grade silicone.
-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia