Then I put our records inside it...
...and our shoes on the bottom.
This thing turned out quite well!
It's also the first big piece of furniture I've used polyurethane on - with the exception of the dining room table (but that was one flat surface).
The high gloss looks great on this thing!
It looks like I'll have to touch up the surrounding furniture with polyurethane too - but that's a task for another day.