How to Make a Modern Wooden Clock





Introduction: How to Make a Modern Wooden Clock

In this instructable I am going to show you how to make this modern looking wooden clock. The design is very simple and fun to make. So, let’s begin!

Materials that I used for this project:

Tools that I used for this project:

Step 1: Cutting the Wood Panel.

For this project I’m using a solid 18 mm thick wood panel, but you can always use different type of wood that you already have at home.

To begin I am going to cut the wood panel at 35 x 35 cm using a handsaw. You can make larger or smaller clock depending on the space on the wall where you want to place it.

I wanted to make a wooden clock that looks like it’s falling apart, so I drew 10 5 x 5 cm squares on the bottom right corner and cut them.

Step 2: Making a Slot for the Mechanism.

Next, I found the center point of the clock on the back of the panel. I made a slot for the mechanism using a drill with two different sizes of forstner bit.

I used a chisel to make the perfect size of the slot. Then I drilled the hole for the shaft of the clock.

Step 3: Sanding the Pieces of Wood.

Once I’m done cutting and drilling I do a little sanding using a 120 grit sandpaper.

Step 4: Connecting All the Pieces Together.

Now, it is time to connect all the pieces together. I thought the easiest way to connect them is using a plywood and nails. I chose 3 mm thick plywood and cut 18 0.7 x 4 cm pieces of it. Then I connected all the squares using 13 mm long nails and a mallet.

Make sure to place all the pieces of plywood on the connection points of the squares. That way they won’t be visible on the front side of the clock.

Step 5: Spray Painting the Clock.

The next step is to spray both sides of the clock. I used yellow spray paint, but you can choose any color you want.

The secret to get a perfect paint job is to spray from at least 20 cm distance, always keep your hand moving and put a several lighter coats to avoid drips. Leave it until it’s completely dry before you draw the clock numbers.

Step 6: Drawing Numbers.

I drew the numbers 3, 6, 9 and 12 with a pencil because it is much easier to make corrections with a rubber and then repeated them with a black permanent marker.

Step 7: Making a Hanger for the Clock.

I used two screws and a wire for the hanger. Make it wide enough so that you can easily move it horizontally when hanging this wooden clock on the wall.

Step 8: Installing the Mechanism.

The final step is installing the mechanism and adding the hour hand followed by the minutes.

Step 9: Final Result.

This is the final result.

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it looks so beautiful and doesn't look cheap. your previous project was too awesome :)

Thanks a lot! I'm glad you like my work! :)

Brilliant ! This clock remains me the Dali's soft wrist watches. An allegory of the uncontrollable power of destruction the time has. Definitely. You do inspire me, thanks..

Thank you very much! I'm happy to hear that! :)

Very cute and clever.