I was already staining before I remembered to take a picture! LOL
The first coat looked pretty good!
To make a long story shorter, 3 coats did the trick BUT then the sanding marks from the cheap sanding pads I used on the mouse sander showed up. They didn't show at all before staining.
So, a third sanding was required! This time, I used my King Canada rotary sander being careful to apply even steady pressure. Then, using the sock method and giving 24 hours between each coat, I applied 3 coats.