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. This guide will show you how to build a flag case so you can keep your retired American flag stored properly and neatly.
- 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 a triangle out of the boards, as shown in diagram above, and secure with a brad nailer (trace the frame onto the plywood to get exact profile for cutting).
- Place the lid on top of the triangle and secure with brad nails.
- Insert polycarbonate inside the box on the lip of the lid.
- Secure with double-sided tape.
- Place folded flag in the box.
- Place the back on top of the case and pre-drill a 1/8-inch hole in each corner of the plywood and case.
- Screw the back onto the case (screws are used so that the folded flag can be easily removed if necessary).
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. The Home Depot is your DIY headquarters. Looking for a product to complete your project? We have options to deliver online orders when and where you need them.