I used Watco 'Natural' to deepen the look and finish the base. I considered using straight boiled linseed oil, but Watco is the same thing with some kind of varnish resin added, so I think the soft fir will wind up a little tougher. A couple of coats leave the wood looking pretty natural while providing some protection. The top got several coats of Zinnser clear shellac. I probably should have just used a polyurethane varnish, but shellac is easier to fix when the inevitable happens.
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