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Antique American Flag from recycled pallet wood
Thanks you for your interest in this project. I have added a "TIP" to show the process for hanging the project, and thank you for your vote in trash to treasure contest. If you have any other questions I would be happy to help you out.
Oh the kitchen cabinet makeover, I remember it well. It sure is a BIG job. I have seen this video a few times, and absolutely love it! Thanks you for sharing it. I love everything American ands especially the revolutionary times ,perhaps that is why I live 3 miles from Valley Forge? Thank you again for the kind words and for your vote. Semper Fortis
Hanging your project.I use these picture frame hangers I picked up in the big box store. The kit contains the wire hanger cable which supports 40lbs, plenty strong. I drilled pilot holes in the slats that hold all the pieces together aprox. 4.5 inches from the top. (quick note): when you measure down. measure from the top of the flag and make the support. This way if you supports aren't even across the top, your sure the hangers will be at the same location.
Elegant.! I've got a ton of these laying around. It earned my vote. Good luck. I've got a project in the Trash to treasure.
I'm adding materials left out on the initial list.HammerPry bar or similar to pull apart the pallet boardsIf you like this project please take a moment to give it your vote.
Grazie ! can I get your vote?
Thank you for your vote.
Thanks for the tips. I will use that advice going forward. Yes, Steve and I have worked togeather on several projects.
There is a complete start to finish video. Template included
This kinda defeats the trash to treasure option, but you can always get pre-cut 1.5" boards form the local big box store and use them in place of pallet wood, if you want the NEW look. Another FYI, Lowes sells stain in OG (Old Glory) red ,white and blue that you could also use. Have fun experimenting. That's what make them all so different.
Thank you Sir. glad you liked the project. Can I count on your vote?
Thanks for pointing that out. I have a photo that shows the painting of the stars. The white color is the same antique white. To be honest you can choose any color. That's the best part, because you don't want to make it look new. I have made some that you could barley see the shapes of the stars and only a small portion of the stripe color was showing, but to answer you question, the same color white was used on both the stars and stripes. Just an FYI, if you decide to torch the flag in places, you will see that it will change the color a bit, That is what gives it character.
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Thanks. What's great is they all turn out looking different because of the inconsistency of the wood.
when attaching the slats together, make sure you nail or screw thru each slat to the back supports to hold it all together.
You can also add a frame or a stencil
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