If the oak needs to be made darker then hard wax oil is ideal because it colours and protects the wood in the same application.
It is always good to try and finish with a clear coat if possible because if the wood gets scratched it is the clear coat that scratches before the coloured coat and therefore the scratch is not as noticeable.
The look achieved when the wood is wet is very close to how it will look once a clear varnish or a clear oil has been applied.
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If so, a scrub with Osmo wood reviver (which contains oxalic acid, amongst other active ingredients). This is not just a case of simply applying ‘clear products’ as they bring out the natural colours of the wood, thus making it little darker and more golden.
A very good indication of how your oak will look once it has been finished with a ‘clear’ coat is to apply water to a test area.
This natural look can natural indeed, it’s just a question of whether a wax polish is going to be durable enough.