This project was greatly inspired by another user's version. The extra 1x2s on the front and the color scheme. Also, in the plans you are told to use plywood for the back, I ended up using hardboard because it is less expensive and also much lighter. I found the console to be quiet heavy already so this really helped. Finally, the other user stained the top with English chestnut and I used "special walnut".
Mini wax "special walnut"- 2 coats
Varathane diamond wood finish gloss- 3 coats