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Project by svenbecca posted 01-19-2016 04:01 AM 1683 views 16 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been seeing these online (usually just painted plywood) and figured that maybe I could make a better one for myself. All is reclaimed/recycled hardwood pallet lumber, only the hardware is new. The paint was thinned acrylic so it would act more like a stain than paint. Then I sanded it lightly and antiqued with a poly / stain mixture wiped on, sanded lightly, and sprayed with satin polyurethane. The flag is completely to government scale at 48” X 26”. The cabinet is 4” from front to back, with the interior at 2.25” deep. It took about five days start to finish. Now that I know what is involved, I can probably cut that time way down. Still waiting on the foam inserts for the firearms, but the project is done.

-- A carpenter takes an ugly, knotted, twisted piece of wood and makes something beautiful and pure from it. Jesus is a carpenter, I am a piece of wood.





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#1 posted 01-19-2016 05:56 AM

Nicely done

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#2 posted 01-19-2016 01:07 PM

I like this design alot. You wouldnt tell just by looking at it, that its a cabinet.

Thanks for sharing

-- I doubt, therefore I might be

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#3 posted 01-19-2016 03:03 PM

Very cool cabinet…..........for storage of simple things.
Not sure I can agree with keeping firearms in such an easily accessible cabinet.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#4 posted 01-19-2016 03:14 PM

Wood guns Merican flag. Doesn’t get any better. Except when you add beer

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#5 posted 01-19-2016 03:46 PM

...and bacon

-- I doubt, therefore I might be

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#6 posted 01-19-2016 06:21 PM

Nice thing here is that you can’ts doors untill opened. Good work,nice flag.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 01-19-2016 07:04 PM

Looks good. Did you make or buy a template for the stars?

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#8 posted 01-19-2016 07:07 PM

I made the stencil. I also cut vinyl so stencils come cheap.


Looks good. Did you make or buy a template for the stars?

- Rick M.


-- A carpenter takes an ugly, knotted, twisted piece of wood and makes something beautiful and pure from it. Jesus is a carpenter, I am a piece of wood.

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#9 posted 01-20-2016 12:51 AM

I agree with everyone. A super idea and very nicely done.

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#10 posted 01-20-2016 04:02 AM

Great job there.

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#11 posted 01-20-2016 04:09 AM



I made the stencil. I also cut vinyl so stencils come cheap.
- svenbecca

I cut vinyl too. Did you have any trouble with it sticking to the paint?

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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svenbecca

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#12 posted 01-20-2016 04:14 AM

I didn’t put on enough paint to worry about it peeling. I thinned the paint so much it was more of a stain. It soaked-in to the pores of the wood enough that it would not peel off.

What program do you use for vinyl? If it is compatible with what I use, then I can send you the template for the stars. They are to scale with government regulations.

I made the stencil. I also cut vinyl so stencils come cheap.
- svenbecca

I cut vinyl too. Did you have any trouble with it sticking to the paint?

- Rick M.


-- A carpenter takes an ugly, knotted, twisted piece of wood and makes something beautiful and pure from it. Jesus is a carpenter, I am a piece of wood.

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#13 posted 01-20-2016 04:28 AM

Great flag and storage, well done.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#14 posted 01-20-2016 07:47 AM



What program do you use for vinyl? If it is compatible with what I use, then I can send you the template for the stars. They are to scale with government regulations.
- svenbecca

Coreldraw

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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svenbecca

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#15 posted 01-20-2016 11:54 PM

Can you use a .VE file I CorelDraw?

-- A carpenter takes an ugly, knotted, twisted piece of wood and makes something beautiful and pure from it. Jesus is a carpenter, I am a piece of wood.

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