This is how the corner looked when I returned home a few hours later.
...after more sanding.
After I got it to where I thought the surface was smooth enough, I brushed on and wiped off Rich Brown Stain and Seal. Here are pics during application.
I needed to apply a darker glaze over the Rich Brown Stain, so I clear coated the area with Aqua Guard as a barrier coat to prevent the darker glaze from biting into the surface and covering up the underlying Rich Bown color. Here is a pic of the clear coat after I applied it, still wet.
After the barrier coat dried, I brushed on and blotted off an American Walnut Stain glaze. When that dried, I applied two coats of polyurethane.
... without flash.
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