The next and almost final part of the stand build was a total of 3 coats of stain and then polyurethane. After the second coat of stain, the stand was gently wiped with mineral spirits then stain applied again. This process was mimicked while doing the doors which will be added later.
Polyurethane was added lightly, cured for 24 hours, sanded gently, and the re-coated with a medium coat. I used Minwax oil base Satin Clear.
I forgot to add, we also installed 4 outlet boxes for timers and what not. Boxes are in the top left corner and will be the main power supply for the tank.