The step stool is complete. It was finished with danish oil and wipe on poly.
A few extra coats of poly on the steps for added protection. The birds-eye figure really shines with a bit of depth to the finish.
I am pleased with the results of my dovetailing efforts.
The few minor gaps I ended up with were easily filled and almost invisible.
Next up...refinishing the dining room table.
Then maybe a side table for the downstairs living room.