Alright, my friend talked me into helping him make a few stands for his bookshelves, but he doesnt want to spend more than $40-50. The plan is to use MDF or wood for the bases, and PVC piping for the vertical part of the stand. We can route and sand all the parts to make them look nice, but what would be a good material to finish them with? I have no idea what would be used on the PVC pipe, or the MDF for that matter. If there anything good our there that's availible at your local Home Depot that can be used as finish? Thanks.