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12' USA Flag

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Project by SawdustTX posted 07-04-2020 07:56 PM 400 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Solid Pine, each stripe is a 2×6.
6’ tall, 11’ 4” long
Weighs over 300lbs.
Stained with water based Varathane wood stain
Topcoat of Varathane water based semi-gloss poly

Seeing all the wood flags people are making, my son wanted a big wood USA flag. I thought he meant 3’ x 5’, or maybe 4’ x 6’. Nope. He said 6’ x 10’ with each stripe made of a pine 2×6.
Looked up the actual government specs for the US Flag, and discovered it’s actually a 10×19 ration, not 3×5 ratiio that most commercial US Flags are built to.
So we made it to spec at 6’ x 11’ 4”. The stars are also to spec size and spacing.

We assembled the “canton”, the blue star field with 2×6’ glued together.
Stained it blue, then painted the stars on with a stencial we made.
Each of the stripes are full 2×6’, screwed to four 2×4 vertical connectors.





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 07-04-2020 09:01 PM

WOW! Great flag..just the right day to post it, too! 300# !!! Nice work on it!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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oldrivers

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#2 posted 07-04-2020 10:47 PM

Texas size flat looks Good.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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swirt

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#3 posted 07-05-2020 02:11 AM

Wow!! Huge flag and it looks amazing. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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James E McIntyre

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#4 posted 07-05-2020 02:48 AM

That’s beautifully awesome!
I hope you don’t keep it outside. Could be attacked by some evil people. It should be in a museum.
Happy 4th Of July.

-- James E McIntyre

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Ivan

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#5 posted 07-05-2020 06:34 AM

Good work, happy 4th of JUL!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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