After sanding, conditioning, and staining, I decided to try shelac. It worked fine. Shelac is a lot different than lacquer or polyurethane. I’m still experimenting with the finishes. (LOL, I’m still experimenting with everything).
I like that Shelac drys fast. I was able to put on several coats in one day.
Now I need to work on my photography
-- I'll get it done when I get a-round-tuit.