I have made a top for a stub wall that separates two rooms.
It is plain sawn white oak. I have drilled 8 holes for ebony wood plugs to cover the screws that will fasten the top to the stub wall. The board is stained but no finish yet. What kind of finish would you put on this board? The problem is how do you finish the board after it is attached with screws and the ebony plugs installed. I could brush or roll on some sort of finish but I don’t like finishes that clearly show the brush marks. i guess using a foam brush would work. Recently I’ve used spar urethane in a spray can and I really like the ease of spraying vs brushing. But I really don’t want to spray which produces over spray in the house. Would some sort of hand rubbed finish like some sort of wax be an option?
-- Bob, San Diego