The table was finally assembled.  I filled the cracks in the mitered corners with wood filler being careful not to over fill the area.  Wood filler, like glue, can block the stain sometimes and not allow a nice finish.  Once all nail holes etc. were filled and dried, everything got a sanding.  I sanded the mitered corners the most to have a flat finished joint.  The rest got a light sanding to prep for staining.  Everything was stained with  three coats of a chestnut color oil stain.  I then added two coats of satin water poly.  The wood still had an uneven look to the stain so I glazed everything.  It helped even out the color and add some character.  I gave everything two more coats of poly. 
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