UPDATE: Just added this last night. I really like the looks of it but it made the rifle about twice as heavy as the wood. I think I will be keeping it this way its pretty sexy. Now I have to decide on optics... any suggestions???? what optics work best for AK? in the $300 price range or a little above. Before: After: For anyone wondering how to do this or thinking about doing this i used this tutorial Hoohaa's Furniture Refinishing and it was very helpful. I think it turned out well in the end. The only thing I would've changed is I would've bought semi gloss or satin polyurethane rather than gloss because it is a little bit shinier than i was expecting. So what do you guys think?