To get started, watch my video of this project to see the basic process of building the flag. Click here for a complete list of supplies and detailed instructions on my website.
For a 19.5″×37″ flag, the panel for the stars is about 15" wide and 10.5" tall. This can vary a little depending on the actual height of the top seven stripes. Just measure the height of the stripes and cut the height of the panel to match. You may need to adjust the dimensions in the EASEL project if your panel is slightly different.
I stained the panel using Minwax Tintable Water-Based Stain in True Blue from Lowes. I used a 90-degree v-bit and EASEL PRO to carve the stars. A cutting depth of .24" at .06" per pass was perfect for carving the stars.
I used a blow torch to add some color to the wood and bring out the grain, then I stained the stripes using Minwax Tintable Water-Based Stain in Scarlet Red from Lowes. I used a small bead of glue to glue the flag together to avoid any squeeze out and clean up. I clamped it tight and attached 4 braces on the back for stability.