Stumpy's 2x4 project

  • Advertise with us
Project by bobsmyuncle posted 01-12-2012 05:13 AM 1738 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Stumpy's 2x4 project
Stumpy's 2x4 project No picture No picture No picture No picture No picture
Zoom Pictures

Made from a stud 2×4, field and frame.

4 comments so far

View a1Jim's profile


113344 posts in 2519 days

#1 posted 01-12-2012 05:46 AM

That turned out well

-- Custom furniture

View StumpyNubs's profile


6435 posts in 1742 days

#2 posted 01-12-2012 03:08 PM

Did you use paint of dye to make the wood look like a flag? :)

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at:

View bobsmyuncle's profile


110 posts in 1633 days

#3 posted 01-12-2012 06:49 PM

The stripes and field were ripped to about 1/4” thickness and edge glued. Then I painted them. I made a stencil from a file folder to paint in the stars. Once the paint was dry, I used a glaze to darken the whole thing and to highlight the grain structure and the joints in the stripes. Once the glaze was dry, I added a clear coat of acrylic finish (water-borne) to seal down the glaze. It really looks a bit more dark than in the photo as the flash washed out some of the highlighting. The frame is stained and acrylic coated.

For reference, the whole this is about 19” x 28”, plus frame. I remember looking up proportions of the flag and how big the field should be during the design process.

View ChuckV's profile


2602 posts in 2469 days

#4 posted 01-12-2012 06:58 PM

I like that a lot. Great idea and great execution.

-- “While the world with closed eyes sleeps, The sky knows and weeps - steel rain. ” ― Nathan Bell

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics