Finish: Mineral Oil
I won't go through all the steps since it would be redundant to the instructables link above. However, I'll share some of my mistakes and provide some of the tips I learnt along the way.
I don't have a band saw so I cut my pieces on my table saw. It was difficult to get all the pieces the same size since the saw blade kerf is quite thick. I cut the pieces a little thicker than desired and then ran them through the planer. However, I had a lot of snipe which caused the gaps in the glue up process. So did some searching on how to avoid snipe and started over.