I built my table last fall from pressure treated pine (perhaps not the best choice, but it's built). I've never built an outdoor table or furniture of any kind so I wasn't really informed on the best wood, and definitely don't know much about the various finishes.
What are my options, and what are the pros/cons of them? The table sets outside on the patio with no roof, but I cover the whole table with a grill cover when it's not in use. I'd really like to treat it once then not worry about it. Multiple coats are fine of course, but once I'm done I really don't want to have to redo it yearly.
I'd also like something that darkens it up some, as the dark red and dark brown tables I see on here are very nice looking.
Thanks in advance for the info, and again please help me understand why the treatment you suggest is the best option.