So I bought a birds eye maple dress for less than a 100.00 dollars. It is ready for a finish. What I need now is to know which type of finish to use. I am leaning towards varnish, but a oil finish wood be simpler to do. There is also Varathane that I could use. Also should I use stain on it. The first picture shows two different colors, but in person it looks to be the same. So should I stain and then use varnish? I would like to keep it a authentic as possible with the finish. The side view is what the dress looks like in person.