Judging from the box, I would have to say my little friend has enjoyed his travels....from Washington State to Alabama!!!!
To save money, I ordered the wheel without a finish and had planned on placing a coat of polyurethene myself but I am now thinking that I may stain the wheel first. I do like the natural look, but after seeing a couple of stained wheels on blogs I'm thinking I may go with a stain.
I'll make a trip to Lowe's tomorrow and check out my choices.
Hopefully I'll have everything stained, poly-coated and assembled in the next few days!!