Need advice to finish reclaimed oak countertop with sink

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Topic tags/keywords: reclaimed oak white oak waterlox finish

New member here – wanted to thank everyone as this site has been a great wealth of information. I am in the process (almost finished!) of building a house and have taken on the kitchen island as my own “project”. I was able to find a source for reclaimed oak and had a large island made. The island will include an undermount composite sink. I am researching options for finishing this countertop – I’ve seen Waterlox, Rubio Monocoat and water and oil-based poly as options. I’m looking for something that will be durable but also highlight the grain and the character of the wood.

Here is a photo of the unfinished top:

Any advice would be appreciated…

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#1 posted 398 days ago

If you can spare a couple weeks to let it cure, raw tung oil would be a great renewable finish.

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#2 posted 397 days ago

Have you considered an epoxy bar top finish like System-Three’s Mirror Coat? Kinda pricey, but a nice finish.

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