I want to accentuate the spalting and the contrast in wood color. I want a hard surface that is semi gloss. The problem with spalted sycamore is that it takes on finish with different degrees of coverage, sometimes having dry spots. I have minwax wood finish that seals and the excepts polyurethane finish( does anyone know if The minwax will take lacquer, ) any and all suggestions are welcome. Project is done but I hear that spalted sycamore is hard to finish nice.