The sealer I use is the same as the one I always use.. it is just a mixture of one part shellac and five parts gas line antifreeze [methyl hydrate]
You just paint it on with a brush and it dries very fast
The finish coat is Spray lacquer with high gloss.
The darker areas were done with Mohawk toner, the top was extra dark walnut and the center bars were done with Vandyke brown.
Here is a link to the method I generally use, although I don’t use EVERY step.
Thanks for the comment.
Dan in Calgary