Seems like a nice place from what I have seen so far, been woodworking only for about 1 and 1/2 years started out when we put in a wood floor in the house and I decided to do it myself, bought a table saw (cheap benchtop saw, since I have upgraded to a delta contractor) and really enjoyed the process. I figured since I had the saw I would try my hand at some projects. I made a rolling cart for my hand tools and a small workbench out of a laminated desk top. Made my wife a key chain holder for her key collection. ok so my question. We have a maple wood kitchen table I am wanting to refinish. It is a natural finish and it did not last very long, was a very low luster table. from what I have tested I figure I can redo it in a danish oil ( Natural) but what would be the best finish for the final coat, I was thinking a water based poly, would two coats be enough or would there be a better finish. Remember I am new and do not have any way to spray and all that so I am going to brush on/ wipe on.