I have this post in the center of my cabin. Not a gorgeous piece of wood, some splits and a lot of knots. O orbital sanded it with 60 grit the 120. I want to put as clear a finish on this as possible. Like the way it looks when we wipe it with a damp rag so a look like that would be great. Don't really need it glossy. Some people are advising Thompson's water seal. Put some supposedly clear min wax poly on it but it looked really brown . Anyone have other ideas.