I used Ana's plans and only made one adjustment. I could not cut the 50 degree angles on my miter saw so I just borrowed the "V" design from one of her other plans. This table is really heavy and sturdy. A helper is necessary to flip the table top back and forth.
Rustoleum Ultimate Spar Varnish in Satin (2 coats on base, 3 coats on tabletop)
I'm having issues with the Spar Varnish drying as white spots keep appearing when the table gets wet. I'm assuming it takes longer than 3 days to fully cure like the label says.