My wife wanted a Farmhouse table for as long as I can remember. When we bought our first house it was the first project I undertook. I finished building it in time for all 15 members of our extended family to come for Thanksgiving but didn't have time to stain it. After the holidays I went back to school and staining it went to the back burner. When I finished my degree three years later it was time to finish the table. The end result was worth the wait according to my wife.
Minwax Satin Poly
Valspar Cabinet and Furniture Paint