I did lots of sanding on Thursday night, Friday night, and Saturday morning.  And tonight I was able to apply the first coat of stain.




So far I’m fairly pleased with the results.  I can see a few spots where I screwed up and must not have sanded all of the wood glue remnants, the jury is out on whether or not I’m going to do anything about the blatant ones.  So I guess I should say it looks pretty good, and looks fantastic if I squint 😉

I’ll let this dry over night, hopefully it’ll be ready for another application in the morning.

Update:  Here’s what it looks like Sunday night, after 2 coats of stain.