Step 5: Applying the second coat
The pictures show that one side is done first and the second picture is of the other side done, the table is still wet in these pics and that is why they have shine. When it dries, it will be a flat finish with no shine. And that is why I need to use Gloss. On the bottom of the picture there is a large scratch in the wood, its not noticeable before the stain is applied but only after. It was so deep I was unable to sand it out, I would have filled it in with wood filler, but the fact of the matter is that it would still show because its against the grain and would likely be darker. When the gloss is applied this scratch will still be visible but you will not be able to feel it, it will be as smooth as the rest of the table due to the gloss is more thick. Thus far this is the only flaw but it gives a nice story to talk about.
It's up to you if you would like to add more coats, for me this is fine because its evenly covered and matches the rest of the base and chairs, The more coats you add the tint of the stain is likely to get darker little by little. So for your need maybe this can be done but for me this is a perfect amount.