I built model boat with a laminated top. Cherry then popular the cherry etc. So now I have a stripped top, look great.
I sealed it with shellac and about a week later (after making other parts of the boat I sprayed clear lacquer over the laminated top. I was real shiny until it dried, then it looked like it had nothing on it.
After third try I decided I need some professional help on finishing. This drinking enough lacquer to float a battle ship. It's not end grain, I cut strips off a board.
does it need to be sealed with something else?