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Project by sulphurcreekcustoms posted 03-30-2017 01:34 AM 912 views 6 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made from barn lumber and framed in custom oak moulding. Approx 40”x 22”.

-- Chad Smith, SULPHUR CREEK CUSTOMS-Kettle, KY





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Mikesawdust

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#1 posted 03-30-2017 09:09 AM

Nice Job, rustic takes talent

-- You never cut a piece to short, you are just prepping that piece for a future project

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#2 posted 03-30-2017 10:25 AM

Very nice indeed.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#3 posted 03-30-2017 04:16 PM

You did a nice job on this project.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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fivecodys

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#4 posted 03-30-2017 06:02 PM

It’s looks great!
A friend of mine makes these and sells that at his crafts shows. They are very popular.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Chem, Central California

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#5 posted 03-31-2017 12:43 AM

Wow! I love it.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then sand a whole bunch

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Albert

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#6 posted 03-31-2017 02:25 PM

I like it, any clues on how you’ve made it look old?

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sulphurcreekcustoms

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#7 posted 04-02-2017 02:19 AM

I get asked this a lot. It’s really not hard to do. The main thing is the lumber I use is barnwood that has weathered for decades. After ripping into strips (13) I plane one side for thickness. Nonplaning the side I want to keep the weathering scars on. After joining together with strips vertically on the backside, I use acrylic or latex paint watered way way way down. I paint the strips until the saturation that I want is reached. Then paint the blue field, using more black or charcoal than actual blue. Then I might use full strength colors to just highlight certain spots. But, I would say that a propane torch is the best aging tool I use.
From ripping the boards to glueing on the stars and building a frame around it takes me an hr maybe. Then I use. Couple very heavy coats of poly.

-- Chad Smith, SULPHUR CREEK CUSTOMS-Kettle, KY

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Albert

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#8 posted 04-02-2017 01:27 PM

Chad
That is great info. I recently made a large (5×9 foot) wood flag and after seeing yours I will try the antiquing process. Too late for the watered down paint but I can torch it and maybe brush on some stain. Thanks!

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Ritmann

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#9 posted 04-06-2017 04:15 PM

Looks great! I’ve been wanting to do this for awhile now out of pallet wood. What do you use to do the stars?

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sulphurcreekcustoms

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#10 posted 04-07-2017 04:16 AM

For the stars I cut them from balsawood.

-- Chad Smith, SULPHUR CREEK CUSTOMS-Kettle, KY

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Albert

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#11 posted 04-07-2017 01:44 PM

There are lots of wooden stars available on Ebay and/or Amazon. I did not have the patience to make my own for my flag.

Albert

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