The coat rack is turning out to be a pretty good test for a much larger project that I planned to finish the same way, ha. I had some pretty finicky stain that was tricky to get uniform around the dowels, but I eventually got it to a spot I was happy with... Then, when I brushed on the poly, 24 hours later, it reactivated the stain a bit and blotched it all up. Blah. Shoulda sprayed it.
At least you tried!
Cutting political commentary...!
Sounds like what my parents say about me.
Never building anything. Or always building and never finishing.