It is with a doubt one of greatest satisfaction of wood working the finished project. For me that is the best part. Okay actually the best part is the process to get to that point. I enjoy the sanding of the wood, whether I am sanding that piece by hand or a palm sander, taking that piece to smooth as possibly can be done, then applying the stain whether i am brushing it on or wiping, though i prefer the wipe on method. Then putting on the shellac usually three coats, then adding another couple coats of Polyurethane, the end of the project. standing back and admiring it. Now don’t get me wrong there is no point in going through that process of doing the finish if the project is poorly crafted, but for me this is part I get the most enjoyment out of. For me I think that is the most critical of all projects. I know some people who dread this part of finishing the project so they do a piss poor job, and just slap on the stains and several coats of shellac and call it done, drip marks and all. What could have been a great piece is just slapped together project.