Intro: Military Flag Memorial Case
This is a flag case I built to hold the flag that was draped over my Grandfathers Casket. He was a World War II vet and had a local honor guard funeral.
I am fairly good at woodworking from my high school shop class days and my Grandmother asked me to build the flag case for her. After searching online for hours, I couldn't come up with something that I liked. I downloaded google sketch up and created a 3D model of what I thought I wanted.
I layed out on paper the size of the case and the pieces I would need to construct it. A neighbor of mine happened to have tons of naturally dried walnut sitting around. We planed it down and the work began.
The struggles with this project came with creating a classic case that would hold my Grandfathers flag but also incorporating memorabilia, such as his Bronze star and ROTC medal, and most importantly the 15 bullet casing shot during his funeral. Angling the case down and getting the glass to line up with all of the inlayed cuts was not easy either.
I finished the flag case in time for the 2 year anniversary of his death and gave it to my grandmother. Hopefully someone here will be able to use my design to create their own custom case for a loved one.