I'm in love with this fauxdenza. The final touches were a labor of love and totally worth it.
Putting the final finish on the wood that wraps around the fauxdenza gave me quite a bit a grief. I wanted it to be just right, which resulted in a lot of trial and error, but in the end we got it figured out.
The finish coat I used on the wood was a semi-gloss polycrylic. I wanted the wood to remain natural in color and polycrylic is a crystal clear finish that leaves no color tint behind.