Finish for black walnut bar top
I have a live edge, kiln dried black walnut slab that I'm planning on making as my bar top for a bar I am building out of heritage wood....Douglas fir barn beams, hemlock flooring and pine beams. My question pertains to finishing the walnut. I have been trolling the forums for ideas. I like the idea of tung oil but I am wondering about a great sealer...it is a bar that will be used. My constraints are that I want it finished before Xmas. I have the slab already prepped with black epoxy in the holes and large grain fissures and sanded down to 220. What is the best finish...balancing looks, durability and time frame? I have used polyurethane and prior heritage harvest tables I have made. Is that ok with the tung oil? I've seen various opinions on this.
Thanks for any info I can get. My wife is anxious to get this done for Xmas.