Memorial Flag Cases

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.