Barnwood American flag

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Project by jmac02 posted 07-03-2017 08:18 PM 1806 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I make these from old red and white barnwood. After cutting all the wood to exact ratio I clamp and glue together and paint and distress the union. Then I glue and screw to a sheet of O.S.B that way I can recess the Stars out an 1/8 to 3/16 of an inch. Then I apply a French cleat to the back and finally instal a boarder around it with some 2 inch or 1inch wood.

-- Justin, Iowa

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#1 posted 07-04-2017 01:31 AM

Awesome looking American flag and I’ll take the Chevy truck LOL…mine is sweet 16.. :)

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#2 posted 07-04-2017 03:40 AM

Real nice flag!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 07-04-2017 01:13 PM

Wow! What a grand American flag! You hve done the Fourth proud.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#4 posted 07-04-2017 02:42 PM

Would you tell us more about your process for making the stars?

-- Gary, Florida

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#5 posted 07-04-2017 08:17 PM

Justin, it looks terrefic, well done!! I can’t wait to try to make my own.

-- Jim

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#6 posted 07-05-2017 12:11 AM

Thanks for all the kind words. It’s nice to share and Inspire others. Okay Gary I’m sure there are many different ways of doing this but this is how I did it. on the Stars I used cardstock from the back of a tablet to use for a pattern and found a YouTube video called how to make a perfect star with a compass. On the Union you lay it out according to defined standards. That gives you the center of the Stars make sure you keep your lines on there . I take a center punch and make a indention on each Center mark. Then you take your star pattern and poke a needle or a screw through the center of it and you place it over the center mark until it falls into your hole you punched in. Then line the top point of your star with the line and trace it. After that you go and drill a hole as big as you can as long as you don’t go outside the lines on your star and take a jigsaw and cut the rest of the points out. For the inlaid stars then I cut a square of white as small as I can just big enough that the point of the star touches the edge of the square. I trace the star and cut those with a scroll saw. It’s kind of a long process I hope some of this makes sense would love to see it when you get done.

-- Justin, Iowa

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