Shaun, welcome to woodworking, and to woodworkingtalk.com
Man that is the way to introduce yourself to a woodworking forum, with a finished project! That appears to be a very well executed project, your dad is going to be proud of that.
You didn't ask for any but I am in the advice-giving mode this morning haha. My advice to any new woodworker is to DO NOT neglect to spend a s much time learning all about the various finishes and finishing techniques early on. Charles Neil said that "Your finishing work should begin before you ever start building the piece" or something like that.
What he was saying was, when you are building a piece and have decided all the particulars of that piece, you then choose the type of finish you want, and every other aspect of it. Where it will be used and how. If it for a customer or yourself does not matter, but you want to experiement with the wood you are using with several different finishes to make sure you are going to like that finish on that species for that application.
Thast is some of the wisest advice I had heard and I like to pass that on to young woodworkers, because 9 out of 10 woodworkers neglect to adequately educate themsleves about finishing. My hand is raised high. I had been resolving that weakness over the last couple years slowly, but seeing one of his finishing videos gave me a little more motivation to kick it up a notch. I still have much to learn of course. It will make or break the project.
Okay my unsolicited advice is "finished".