Staining and Applying Polycrylic

After gluing and sanding, I had to stain. I chose the dark walnut stain because I thought it was the perfect shade.
To stain, I had to use an apron and put on gloves. I first took a rag and folded it up. Then I dipped it a little in the stain. Next, I rubbed the stain around in circles. I stained my whole box besides the inside and it looked great.
The next step was to apply polycrylic. This would make my box shiny and resistant to water and scratches. I had to apply five thin coats of it and I had to wait five minutes in between each coat. The next step after applying polycrylic is sanding.