Well it came out looking pretty decent,
but it's not what I had in mind.
I used Minwax oil stain in Ebony.
The base turned out a dark brown:
and the top turned out black-ish.
I'm headed back to the store tomorrow to pick up a can of the
Classic Black in the PolyShade line.
I remember thinking to myself while I was as the store picking up the supplies how I will probably be back to pick up the Classic Black ... *gasp* maybe I'm psychic!