I’ve got most of the tedious sanding done and several coats of polyurethane have been applied.  Most of the assembly is done also.  I still need to put in the hinges, which are pretty easy to screw up!  If all goes well it should be in use by tomorrow.  It’s turning out better than I expected.  The wood on the top is really pretty.  Almost a shame to have to put something on it to cover it up.