This is a great example of a classic sailboats galley counter refinished with a pure linseed oil varnish. Where food is prepared I like to use a varnish with no chemicals in it especially thinners. The counter had deep water spots so I used my graining trick pure Shellac I mixed myself. The shellac is made with real shellac flakes (from the beetle) and denatured alcohol. It dries very quick and has a beautiful amber color. I put four coats of varnish on and it came out very nice!