Side table is done!
It was a quick, fun project especially after learning about a more natural way of staining the wood.
I wasn’t pleased with the Minwax express stuff so I sanded much of it off and threw on 2 coats of strong black tea. The next day I put 2 coats of the vinegar-steel wool solution and then one more coat of tea that night.
2 coats of polyurethane on the sides, 3 on the top.
The result was still too shiny for modern so I used ‘0000’ steel wool to dull the shine.
It’s pretty cool now and once I get wood or bamboo flooring, I’ll need to add some feet to protect it from scuffs.