To finish this table a sanded every surface to a 400 grit with a festool rotary sander and hand sanded the curved pieces between the legs. I broke the hard edges with a block plane and with sandpaper. I finally sprayed it with a satin conversion varnish, I sprayed two coats and lightly sanded it between them. I wanted to show of the beautiful color and naturally occuring medullary rays of the white oak and try to keep the wood looking at natural as possible. I love the look of the conversion varnish and the quickness and ease of applying it in a spray booth.