Just a quick update. I hand sanded the shaker table and took a leftover piece of ash and did some test staining. I drew a line down the middle of the board and shellaced one side. After the shellac dried I sanded with 400 grit and applied a cherry stain to both sides. On the back, I applied pecan stain to half, and golden maple to the other half. I plan on checking it tomorrow to see how it all looks. One of those stains will go on the table I'm sure.