I would like to receive some advice on how to prevent blotching when finishing cherry. I have made a bread cutting board for my wife. As a finish I’ve used Chestnut food safe oil, but it looks very blotchy. It’s not a big problem for this cutting board but I am planning to build a coffee table using this wood together with mahogany. Then this blotching will be a problem. I might finish this table with Danish oil.
One thing I’ve read is that using shellac as a primer/sealer might prevent blotching. Any thoughts?