Thursday, April 12, 2012

Reclaimed Wood Flag

I have traded in my sewing machine for power tools!
For the past couple of weeks, I have had a few wood projects in the works. One of which was to make my own wood flag inspired by this wooden flag. Here is how I made my own:
I started with reclaimed cedar fence boards.
First, I cut four 6 foot boards in half with a chop saw.
Then sanded each board.
Next, I had my hubby rip all 4 boards on the table saw.
After sanding the fresh cut edges, I painted 13 sticks - following the layout of our flag.
Making sure everything looked good when pushed together, I flipped it over...
and attached two boards vertically to the back to hold all the pieces together.
For the stars, I stenciled on 5 rows of 6 stars and 4 rows of 5 stars.
It looked good up to this point but I had one more step to complete...
which was to sand it in places to give it a slightly worn and weathered look.


vintage girl at heart said...


Carole said...

I've always wanted to make one of these to hang on a bare space on the outside of the house. One of these days I'll get to it. lol

malia said...

that's beautiful! make some more and put them on etsy! i'd love to buy one! xoxo malia

Anonymous said...

I agree! Beautiful...I would like a 16X20" flag just like this!!