Another finish question from the new guy...
I just picked up a few board feet from my local hardwood store. It's labeled "Cambia" and it's a very nice brown wood. Almost looks like Wenge. It was cheap at $4.99/bf. I came to find out that Cambia is actually a name-brand process for heat treating wood. It's designed as a no-chemical alternative to pressure treated wood. Meant for decks and outdoor furniture. The thermal process can be applied to many different hardwoods... poplar, oak, ash, etc. I think this particular piece may be poplar.
Anyway, I'm wondering if anybody here has used it for an indoor project, applied a furniture-grade finish, and can point me in the right direction for finishing. It's going into a cremains box for my soon-to-be-departed cat, so I want to apply a very nice gloss finish to it.