Observe the Coffee Table of DOOOOOOOOM!!!
Complete at last, and weighing in at about a gajillion kg. Observe also the Super-Secret Hidey-Hole that nobody would ever find in a million years (unless they looked at it).
The oak has been finished with three coats of Liberon Finishing Oil, which (though expensive) I really like, and a coat of wax on top. It took a great deal of rubbing and sanding and rubbing again, and then more work with steel wool and more oil, and so on and so on.
There's no real reason why this piece of furniture shouldn't last a thousand years and more. It bloody well better had.