One suggestion that I got from the wood show recently was to use a sample board. The board(s) should be from some of the same ones used on your project. Use these to test your finishes prior to finishing your project. If it doesn't work well, try something else on another sample board and you don't have to sand down the project and start over.
It was mentioned at the show that if your getting bubbles, thin down your finish with whatever is recommended for cleanup or a recommened thinner. Sometimes your brush can be the culprit as well, so make sure your using a good brush.
To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault