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Slade's entertainment center

Alan and John Slade's Home Entertainment Center

This month, we proudly honor Alan J. Slade and John A. Slade of Crown Point, Indiana, for their master craftsmanship and wood finishing technique.

Dear Minwax:

After many years of trying to find a suitable home for our television and stereo equipment, we decided to design and build our own. After removing an existing wall, we built the cabinetry out of a medium-density hardboard (joined with biscuits) laminated with 1/16" cherry wood. We bought oak doors for the panel centers and laminated them with more cherry wood. We then stained the wood with a blend of 2 quarts of Minwax® Wood Finish™ Red Oak 215 and 1 1/2 pints of Minwax® Wood Finish™ Cherry 235 stains to give it just the right color for us. We completed the job with two coats of Minwax® Fast-Drying Polyurethane. We sure are thrilled with the finished project!

John A. Slade