The final step to these free woodworking plans is to apply the finish to the unit. You may choose any finish you wish, be it paint, stain, varnish or shellac. If you choose to stain the unit, as we have done in the picture on this page, you'll want to apply a few coats of polyurethane to the unit to protect the finish. Be sure to give the finish a light sanding between polyurethane coats.
The only thing that remains is to hang the unit. You may use any type of hardware you feel appropriate. I used a couple of D-ring hooks attached to the standards in the back of the unit, hung on two level screws in the wall. The width of the knick knack shelf design should allow each screw to be sunk into a stud for strength.