The front and back steps have been complete for about a week, and will retain this rustic look for a few years, likely. Apparently, if we try to finish the wood earlier, the anti-moisture treatment will cause any paint or stain to come off anyway. My kind of project! We can finish it when we are ready! Like 2020 or so. . . .
We also have tidy stacks of finishing products ready. The hardwood is curing, the trim and interior doors (not pictured. I forgot!) are hanging out, and the railing samples are awaiting the welder, who should be here tomorrow.