I recently made a barn wood dining table, I wish to make the top as hard as possible.
I bought some wood hardener, wood conditioner and of course stain, if I do the hardener first then the conditioner and stain the two wouldn't soak into the wood, if I condition the wood, then stain then the wood hardener last Im wondering if the hardener could get down into the pores to make the top hard.
what would you suggest, I don't want to gamble because the table turned out awesome.

Your help would be greatly appreciated!