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Lenne's quiltrack

Tony Lenne's Quiltrack

This month, we proudly honor Tony Lenne, of Plymouth, Indiana for his master craftsmanship and wood finishing technique.

Dear Minwax,

While cleaning at her father's home, my wife found a quilt which belonged to her grandmother. We had just finished remodeling the living room and she wanted to display this family heirloom. She looked at several area craft shows but was unable to find a rack she liked.

My father is an excellent carpenter, though not by trade. Although I have not inherited his patience, he has shared his wood working skills with me. So I proudly announced to my wife that I would build her a rack.

We started by combining several different features she had seen into a single drawing. Then using a cardboard template, I cut out the parts for the rack. I chose yellow pine with which to work. The rack was then dowelled and glued together. Following the final sanding, we then went shopping for the stain.

I like to use Minwax® Wood Finish™ to stain my projects. For the rack she chose Minwax® Wood Finish™ #245 Golden Pecan. It penetrates the wood evenly and turns an inexpensive piece of wood into a thing of beauty. I sealed the rack with Minwax® Fast-Drying Polyurethane. I used the clear satin finish.

I had purchased a Minwax® brush for the first time, and found it worked well in applying the Minwax® Fast-Drying Polyurethane.

Thanks for producing the quality products you do, and for honoring my project this month.


Tony Lenne