|Project by svenbecca||posted 01-19-2016 04:01 AM||1803 views||17 times favorited||16 comments|
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.