I forgot to take a before picture, but here is the red coffee table after about an hour of sanding.
Here it is after one coat of Ebony stain.
And here it is after the second coat of stain.
I will be putting the polyurethane on it, probably Monday. It is matte finish. Another College Kid Cottage project moving right along. I need to clean up the metal base and decide if it needs a coat of spray paint on it.