Mappa burl coffee table hardening
I would like to do a coffee table out a beautiful slab of mappa burl, but this wood feels a bit porous and is very easy to dent.
Would you have any recommandation to harden it and make it more solid enough for a table ?
I intended to finish it with tung oil and then 2 coats of wipe-on poly, but I wonder if it would be enough. I don't want the gloss of an epoxy resin finish.
Would a wood hardener help ? And if so, how would that impact my finish (I guess the tung oil won't have the same look after a wood hardener) ?