The Wood Flag that started Patriot Wood

by Art Pinney      March 27, 2014

Patriot Wood was born out of my love for our country, the Stars & Stripes and all things patriotic. It all started in the winter of 2013, when I made my first US flag wall hanging from discarded pallet wood. It had a simple but folksy look to it.

American wood Flag by Patriot Wood

After I was finished, I liked how the flag looked, but I’m a perfectionist, so I began to think about all the ways I could improve upon it and make the final product even better. I wanted the flag to have a less rustic feel and more of a clean, exact look. The paint colors needed to be an true representation of our country's flag. The dimensions of the flag needed to be exact. I wanted it to be a piece that could be displayed both indoors and outdoors, and I was concerned the pallet wood may not hold up well in all-weather conditions.

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So, I went to work in my shop and built a new version of the Stars & Stripes, using red western cedar wood and finishing it with durable exterior paint. The end result was simply amazing.

American Wood Flag by Patriot Wood

My creative energy got the best of me and before long I had built multiple American wood flags: Betsy Ross, Bennington, Gadsden, POW/MIA, and many others. I take great pride in the flags I build, and it is my hope that you’ll appreciate my craftsmanship and be inspired to be a patriot!