I am in the process of buying one of the burl slabs below (Buckeye or Birds eye) with a base of same kind of wood (or red wood root or similar).
I have a thick pc of glass that will be placed over the top once finished but I was wondering the best way to finish the top of the burl and the base.
In conversation with the guy that has them he was telling me that i should sand it to 220, then apply Laquer sealer to it and sand again with 320 when dry, then put 5 coats of semi gloss laquer on sanding in between with 400 or steel wool 0000. Then leave the last coat alone, then give it a week to fully cure.
I asked about using oil after the sanding sealer coat but he says he stopped using oil on these kinds of woods as they will always darken.
I thought i would ask to see how other people on here would approach finisihing this kind of wood and base.........