whatever you decide to put on it, i recommend putting a glossy clear coat on it after. me and my chums made a table and the clear coat really water/beer proofed it and for an added bonus, cans slide really well across it.
we also measured and placed dots that the back cups can not go behind (we use the cup away from the edge rule) the middle dot is for 6 cup and the outside two dots are for 10 cup. we also included a friendly reminder to keep elbows behind the edge of the table.
Pennsylvania, the only place you can get spring skiing conditions... in the middle of January.