here I was inspired to do the same! I have a wonderful neighbor George who is a cabinet builder. He is in his 70's and is always out working on something. The neighbors call him 'The Mayor' cause he knows everyone! Well I went over and asked if he had a few pieces of scrap wood. Told him I would make him a flag too! First I did like Melody and whitewashed the wood. Then I measured out my stripes, yes they are wider in places, do you know what .82 is? and taped off to spray paint red.