|Project by MadeinMT||posted 01-12-2014 11:48 PM||1328 views||11 times favorited||8 comments|
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