Ideas for wooden desk countertop finish
Currently have an Ikea Linnmon (I believe the top is particle board). While I like the wood look, it also feels a bit rough when I slide my forearm against it and the surface can feel a bit sticky in higher heat and humidity levels.
Leaning towards the Ikea Gerton (100% wood) for the new countertop. What, if anything, can I do to smooth out the surface while reducing the stickiness? (Example: Will sanding down the surface be worth it? Perhaps some sort of countertop finish?)
I've often found tables in public libraries tend to feel more like what I'm describing, but I think the surfaces tend to be made of plastic/melamine, which I'd like to avoid. Also trying to avoid materials that off gas as much as possible as I live and work in a small space.
I'm picky, I know. But is there a solution here?