The attack on our nation that occurred on September 11, 2001 inspired a desire in all
Americans to help in some way. Woodworkers across the United States volunteered to build
memorial flag cases like these to be presented to the victims families. The effort
resulted in the formation of Woodworkers
United For America under the direction of Phil Cullen and George DuBois. You can
learn more about the organization by clicking through to the WUFA web site. These flag
cases are the result of my small part in the project. I'm thankful to the Phil and
George for their huge effort.
The flag cases were to be built of native North American hardwoods,
and I chose to use Quartersawn White Oak, one of my favorites to work with. They are
approximately 16 x 16 x 22 x 3" deep inside to fit a standard folded memorial flag.
The mitered corners are fitted with splines fashioned from Walnut. The finish is
blonde shellac and rubbed out with a nylon wool pad.