|Project by Owlcroft||posted 03-09-2011 03:57 AM||1566 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
I have been building Burial Flags cases for families of friends. The latest one is unique, it is for the family of a special friend that passed away recently. It includes a Flag Case and Memorabilia display case in a single unit. As you can see the method I use makes it easy to mount the contents and change the glass if it gets damaged.
That is if I used glass. After the hassle and expense of trying to get the glass cut to fit I started using a product called Optix Acrylic sheets. It is as good as glass, stronger, safer and I can cut it to size on my band saw.
In a way this project brought me full circle. I start using this method to build shadow boxes, then used it to make Flag cases; and finally I combined the 2 into a Flag/Shadow box case.
The 1st picture is the finished product; the 2nd show the pieces that make up the case; the 3rd and 4th are side views showing the inlays I use in the corners for strength and show; the 5th is the back of the case; and the 6th shows the 2 slots in the top of the bottom memorabilia case used to make mounting a breeze.
Note: The Flag case is 3” deep to accommodate the flag, the Memorabilia case is 2” deep. This allowed me to place a 1/2 inch thick piece of foam behind the felt lining of the memorabilia case to make it easy to mount the rank, medals and other memorabilia.