It's finished!...well as long as I can stand to leave the top like I did. I am still not very good at getting the tops of these furniture pieces smooth like I want them. They turn out streaky or bubbly or like a 2nd grader was given a paint brush. I posted on a woodworking forum to see if I get some suggestion from those more expert than me. Then I will beg Russel to help me move it back into the garage to work on it more.
I am happy to see the original wood shine through and see it every day in the bedroom.