Thanks all. It's coming along. Just a few updates.
Stand is stained and ready for polyurethane. I originally was going to use Golden Oak, but I tested a few pieces before I started and didn't really like it, so I went with Colonial Maple. I think it turned out pretty nice.
I also got a package delivered today.
I got a free gift with the reflectors too.
For those who may want to try a DIY MH
system, here what the ballast looks like. This is an "f-can" ballast. 2 wires go to the bulb and 2 wires to the plug. Really simple.