Step 5: Finishing
Polish up the legs with a power sander, then ease the edges by hand to they aren't sharp or splintery. Make sure the doweled joints are sanded flush. Wipe with a damp rag.
Tape off the underside of the top and rub the legs with boiled linseed oil and a rag. Linseed oil is a cheap finish that brings out a warm glow while nourishing the wood. It is non-toxic and low-maintenance, easily refreshed with a new coat whenever necessary.