We’re fans of polyurethane around this old converted church having applied dozens of gallons of it on the original wood floors we restored to their glory.
I also used it on a shelving unit we found on the second story of the church. It had some interesting details but it was just a little beat-up.
All it took was a bit of sanding and a couple of coats of polyurethane to bring this piece back to life. I think Tyler tightened the screws a bit, too, to improve its sturdiness.
Without a linen closet on the second floor, I turned this shelf into a towel storage rack in the guest bath. I love it when we can re-use original pieces of the church. A clear winner (get it? I used clear polyurethane, te, he).