|Project by Troy||posted 01-12-2010 04:35 AM||4163 views||13 times favorited||26 comments|
This is one of the first projects I was going to do after I retired, for myself. It was a challenge as I was going for something a bit different than the typical case(s). Most seem to have the flag cased outside or separately. So I started from scratch and came up with this design/build.
It’s figured maple with padauk splines.
The glass cover and reflections gave me fits during the photoshoot so I had to take them at an angle. The flag “they” give us for retirement was really cheap material and a b*tch to fold correctly, but I stuck with it cause that’s what I got. The stripes were a challenge cause they are typically cloth, so the wife glued them to thin strips of wood for me, and clamped them flat.
The material inside is micro velvet, on top of 3 layers of foam board (for the pins), on top of two layers of 3/4” plywood, backed with 1/2” plywood.
It’s 17” x 27” x 4” and about 45lbs.
-- Troy Bouffard || Master Sergeant, US Army (Retired) || http://www.birchhillwoodcrafts.com