Really enjoyed making this one. The plan was great but i ran into a few difficulties. The 2x2 trim was the hardest. I settled on 22.5* miter because my saw has a positive stop there and i thought it might be the angle that i needed. Careful as the plan doesn't have much room to experiment unless you want to buy an extra 2x2. If your selection of 2x2 is anything like mine, that could be a huge endeavor. Hard to find a straight board in texas.
Rustoleum Ultimate Polyurethane in Semi-Gloss x 3 coats. Sanded by hand with 320 in between coats and wetsanded with 600 grit after the final coat and it really came out smooth.