Examples Of Available Hardwoods
Each frame is made of solid hardwood.
Select from oak, walnut, cherry or mahogany.
(Some frames only available in Oak).
The wood panel back in each of our awards cases, combination
cases, flag cases and sword cases is covered with the highest
quality crushed velvet, giving the rich effect your awards,
decorations and memorabilia deserve.
Some items come with raised mounting surfaces which give a three
dimensional effect to your display. These are made of the same
crushed velvet as the back covering. A clear definition of colors
is achieved with the gold border around the raised mounting
surfaces. Green, Blue, Red and Black velvet colors are available.
Most awards cases include a solid hardwood plaque for mounting
an engraved plate. Most cases are supplied with the emblem of
the appropriate branch of service. All cases are equipped with
Double strength glass was selected as the front cover of our
cases to give extra clarity to the display of those treasured
items which were often earned at the risk of life under enemy
Our products are sold in the Army and Air Force Exchange Service
(AAFES) Catalog and are also available through the Exchange
Online Catalog web site. We are the vendor of choice for the
Marine Corps Exchange System worldwide. Some of our items can
also be found in many Navy, Army, Air Force and Coast Guard
ORDER WITH CONFIDENCE. We guarantee your satisfaction.
Red Oak: The
oaks have been key in America's industrial transformation: railroad
ties, wheels, plows, looms, barrels, furniture and floors, architectural
millwork and mouldings, doors, kitchen cabinets, paneling and
caskets. The wood is hard and heavy, with medium bending strength
and stiffness and high crushing strength, and great wear-resistance.
For centuries the oak tree has been a symbol for strength.
chose oak for our flag cases, awards cases and sword cases because
this wood symbolizes the strength and power of the members of
our armed forces.
Wood from the walnut tree is used to make furniture, cabinets,
architectural millwork, doors, flooring, paneling, and gun stocks.
Walnut is a favored wood for using in contrast with lighter-colored
species. The wood
is generally straight-grained, but sometimes has wavy or curly
grain that produces an attractive and decorative finished product.
This species produces a greater variety of figure types
than any other. Walnut has good dimensional stability and is a
tough hardwood of medium density, with moderate bending and crushing
strengths and low stiffness.
uses Solid Walnut to make our veterans flag case, awards shadow
box and totally unique sword display case.
Often named after the country it came from (i.e. Brazilian Mahogany,
Peruvian Mahogany, etc.).
The wood is strong and dense.
It will dent with a sharp hit from a solid blunt object.
Mahogany wood is slightly less durable than Red Oak.
For outdoor applications such as patio furniture and wooden
boats it is an excellent choice for its combination of strength
and rot resistant properties. Many other species, such as Lauan,
are marketed as "Mahogany", however they often come
from other wood families.
selected mahogany as one of the solid hardwoods for our small
flag cases and large flag cases.
No product line of burial flag cases and small flag cases
is complete without solid mahogany.
American Gifts Flag Case line is now complete.
Like all fruit trees, cherry belongs to the rose family. American
Colonists used the cherry tree for its fruit, medicinal properties
and home furnishings. Some of these are fine furniture and cabinets, mouldings and
millwork, kitchen cabinets, paneling, flooring, doors, boat interiors,
musical instruments, turnings and carvings.
The wood has a fine uniform, straight grain, satiny, smooth
texture, and may naturally contain brown pith flecks and small
gum pockets. Cherry
wood is of medium density with good bending properties, it has
low stiffness and medium strength and shock resistance.
chose cherry as one of the woods for our memorial flag case.
Unlike other companies who advertise cherry, but in reality
sell flag cases made of cheaper wood with a cherry stain, All American Gifts flag cases are made of 100% solid cherry wood.
In earlier times only royalty and nobility could afford to own
garments of velvet. It requires more yarns to create and a number
of extra steps in the process, which adds to the expense of
velvet. As the nobility knew and we can still see today some
of the richest colors can be produced when dying velvet. It
has only been in this century that velvet has become affordable
to the masses. The industrial revolution brought with it the
chance for the common person to experience luxury that was for
centuries reserved for royalty and the rich.
Texture and a Rich Appearance. Velvet May Be Plain, Or The Pile
May Be Flattened, Embossed, Crushed, Or Sculptured.
To Crush velvet the fabric must be mechanically twisted
uses only the finest crushed velvet as the background
in our flag cases, awards display cases, and sword cases.
A Woven Fabric Generally Of Cotton or A Cotton Blend With A
Short, Dense Pile Resembling Velvet. Velveteen Differs From
Velvet In That It Is Usually Made With Cotton, It Generally
Has A Shorter Pile And It Is A Filling Pile Fabric Whereas Velvet
Is A Warp Pile Fabric.
DOES NOT use velveteen, felt, or other inferior materials in
our flag case, awards display case, and sword case products.