How to Build a Flag Case
Time Required: Under 2 hours
Respect for the American flag extends beyond pledges of allegiance. When it is time for a flag to stop flying, it still must be removed and stored with honor. Keep your retired American flag stored properly and neatly with this DIY flag display case.
- Assemble the common boards into a triangle shape and trace the profile onto the plywood twice (once for the lid, once for the base.)
- Trace the inside of the triangle shape onto the polycarbonate.
- Use the circular saw to make straight cuts on the plywood. For the lid, measure 1 1/2 inches in on each side from one of the plywood pieces.
- Drill a hole for the jig saw on the inside of the traced section.
- Use a jig saw to cut the interior triangle shape from the lid.
- Score the polycarbonate with a knife before snapping over the edge of a table.
- Use a sanding block to smooth any rough edges.
- Build triangle out of boards as shown in diagram above and secure with brad nailer (trace frame onto plywood to get exact profile for cutting).
- Place lid on top of triangle and secure with brad nails.
- Insert polycarbonate inside box on the lip of the lid.
- Secure with double-sided tape.
- Place folded flag in box.
- Place back on top of case and pre-drill a 1/8-inch hole in each corner of plywood and case.
- Screw back onto case (screws are used so that folded flag can be easily removed if necessary).
This simple DIY project will give you step-by-step instructions on how to build a beautiful flag case with a unique design. Use this case to display a folded American flag anywhere, whether on a shelf or desk, or hanging from the wall. It also makes a beautiful and thoughtful gift for a veteran or military family.