I was looking for a nice present to give to my wife for Christmas and, since she’s very patriotic and has always admired these outdoor American flags hanging on our neighbors cabins, I figured I’d try and make her a flag that’s unique and something special. Only one problem. I’d never made anything like it before so I set out and scoured YouTube and other places to teach myself how. What I found was a whole lot of guys breaking up pallet wood and spray-painting this crap together and having the temerity to charge an outrageous amount of money for something that should be stamped “Made in China!” It was cheaply made, fragile and looked like something you’d buy at a flea-market!
I wasn’t making a gift for my wife that was so cheaply assembled especially an American flag so, I taught myself what I thought I should do and when I did finally put it all together, my family was blown away with its quality in product and durability in design.
Just because it’s designed to look “distressed” doesn’t mean it’s gotta be a piece of junk & fragile & if I’m going to put my name on each flag
(Which I Do)
it’s going to be well built and sold at a fair price!
After Christmas, It was suggested I make a few more and put the proceeds into the business I’m starting (link above) so I figured I’d give it a shot.
If I can create something people liked, that I can put my name on and be proud of the craftsmanship and, offer a quality product to fellow Patriots which will help fund my Start-Up & create jobs……why the hell NOT?
Here’s her original.
So, please have a look around and feel free to ask any questions on how to build one yourself using my method or, if you’re interested and have the right tools, I’ll sell you step by step plans for $20.00 and you can make something you’re proud of as well!
Since Then Ive Branched out and Made a Few Shadow Boxes & Patio Furniture
What People Say
Feb. 11, 2021
“This Shadow Box with my Dad’s Flag will be cherished a family memento for future generations. I am especially proud that this Shadow Box was made in America by someone who loves this nation as much as I do and as my father did.
Thanks again for everything.”