Barnwood American Flags

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Project by MadeinMT posted 178 days ago 960 views 11 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple of American flags made of old barn wood pine. The flags are not the official “g-spec” dimensions which have a length-to-height-ration of 1.9:1. These are the shorter version that is commonly sold in retail outlets with a length-to-height-ration of 1.5:1.

The barnwood was typically around 3/4” thick so I used my bandsaw to resaw it to 1/4” or 3/8” or so depending upon the piece. Then I painted the three colors, and ripped the pieces to the right width. For the stars I created a template of all 50 stars using auto cad, cut out each star, then used that to apply paint to the blue barnwood field. The frame is made of barnwood as well. The frame was fit around 1/2” plywood, then the barnwood was glued to the plywood. Both flags measure 24” x 36”.

Not sure what I’ll do with them, probably donate them to a couple of charity auctions.

-- Ron, Montana

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#1 posted 178 days ago

“Americana”... it ALWAYS goes over big at charity auctions!

Nice job!

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#2 posted 178 days ago

Nice, very nice. Have an antique, early American look. Have you made other version?, like a 13 star version, or maybe a “Don’t Tread On Me”?

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 178 days ago

That is awesome! Nice work.

-- I make sawdust. I think thats a fair assessment of my finished products!

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#4 posted 178 days ago

I like this, great work! Has a cool rustic, patriotic look.

-- Mike from Buffalo "A man spends the first half of his life learning habits that shorten the other half of his life."

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#5 posted 178 days ago

Beautiful! My wife would kill for one of those!

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#6 posted 178 days ago

Beautiful! I love how you framed them in, that’s such a nice finishing touch.

-- CassieT

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#7 posted 176 days ago

Dude! Very cool! Your friend, HB from up the river :-)

-- Ron, Montana

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#8 posted 174 days ago

I like these kind of rustic and vintage looking flags. They’re great accents to the home. Great work!

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