"Rustic" Flag by batfish

"Rustic" Flag

Yesterday's photo was a pile of clamps and bricks and stuff, which was holding this "Rustic" flag together while glue dried.

I wanted a rough texture, so I bought the cheapest wood they had at Home Depot, but it also ended up being really warped wood, and it shows in the final produce.

This was a very cheap project, the wood cost me $4.50, I used red acrylic craft paint, which costs a $1, and the field where the stars should be has just been hit with a propane torch to darken it.

The wood stripes are about 3/4" thick, and they're attached to a sheet of 1/4" MDF, which I already had a piece of in my scrap pile. That turned out to be a poor choice. Next time, I'll use 1/2" plywood as a backer, and thinner wood for the flag.

Oh well, you learn on the first one, the next will be better.

Oh yeah, and it weighs a god damn ton too. I'm not sure how/where I'm going to hang it yet...
What a great idea
February 6th, 2018  
enjoyed reading about the process. I would think that the warped aspect should add to the rough look. In any event, looks rustic.
February 7th, 2018  
This is excellent!! Fav
February 8th, 2018  
I thought GM was on a patriotic golf driving range!
February 8th, 2018  
Very cool
February 9th, 2018  
Leave a Comment
Sign up for a free account or Sign in to post a comment.