So I now have two quite nicely stained bookshelves! This being the first time I have EVER stained any wood IN MY LIFE, I think there are a few places where it is a little uneven, but I learned a lot.
They got two coats of a “cherry” stain, so they are nice and dark. Just where I wanted them in the first place.
I have some lacquer to put on them this afternoon. That should be a nice touch, and then it’s wall mounting time!
I really am very new at this woodworking thing, but it is turning out to be quite fun.