This last part is repetitive and boring, which is what sanding and finishing is all about. I am doing my version of a natural finish on cherry with polyurethane and a little bit of stain. Some wood folks don’t like polyurethane for hardwood finishing and prefer something traditional like rubbed linseed oil. Poly requires sanding in between coats so it is tedious and messy. But I have found that if the sanding is done properly and the top coat has a nice low sheen, then it looks great with just three coats and does not require any additional waxing or polishing.
Cherry Table (part 3/3) — Sanding and Finishing