I'm sure I am way over analyzing and over thinking all of the finishing options out there. A very simple thought hit my head that may really clear things up for me. Correct me if I'm wrong and please get me on the right track as well. It finally struck me that the differences in the different finishes is more in their properties and what applications they are intended for than their appearances? I mean...color gets taken care of by stain; and the different finish options all have satin, semi gloss and gloss options. The difference between polyurethane and say shellac may be more in the hardness of the outer coat and these differences..hardness, flexibility drives the choice of finishes more than appearance? Now I realize that even if I have finally grasped this concept that what I just stated is not entirely correct that there will be some appearance differences between finishes but over all did I finally grasp a proper concept or should I continue to stand in the finish isle staring at all of the options with absolutely no clue then saying...screw it..Poly again?
Chamfers added on the router table...
Cleaned up the reveal in the 'her's' box lid with my 1/4" chisel (which I never get to use)
Gave it a thin coat of Watco Butcher Block to see if I had any glue marks or rough areas........left the inside sanded and unfinished to keep the Spanish Cedar aroma.