Glass Half Full:
I would recommend
Entropy Resins Super Sap Bio based Epoxy resin for the minimal carbon foot print it hosts, the low odor and prescribed saftey for handling in a home setting or workshop environment. Whether you are using polyester or epoxy the thing to do is seal your board first.
A thin permeable layer can be brushed or squeegeed on and let it saturate the grains and go hard. It's balance between weight and look right now but this will prevent the cloth from draining out as the grain wicks up the resin during lamination. It creates a hard and "like" surface to glass over that will be strong and predictable to work with as you lay up cloth and continue to
Lay up a glass schedule you are comfortable working with but it certainly doesn't have to be bomber, the wood is so strong. I simply go with a single 4oz top and bottom. Follow your materials instructions, doing one side at a time and work neatly and cleanly. Hot coat your
surfaces and sand.
I always say the true setup for a glossed flat surface is achieved by blocking the board with a hard small block and sandpaper.
Finish off the candy coat and enjoy
your good looking board.
Tools: Buckets, Squeegee, Shears, Brushes, Hi Temp Tape (for tape offs) Sand Paper, and Sanding BlockPolisher/Sander.
Hazards: Chemical handeling and eyes or ingestion warnings. Dust or bugs in the hot coats.