Coastal Style Wall Clock

Introduction: Coastal Style Wall Clock

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Make this coastal style wall clock with 12mm pine and Rust-Oleum Ultimate Wood Stain.


6 of 12 x 94 x 400mm pine

Wood glue

Clock movement and hands

Printed numerals

Sharpie pen, black, fineline

Rust-Oleum Ultimate Wood Stain



Clean rags

Round template, approx. 380mm diameter

Tape measure and pencil

Drill / Driver plus 10mm wood bit

Jigsaw and clean-cut blade (or fine-toothed blade for steel)

Step 1: Stain the Planks

1. Stain the individual planks for the clock face. For this project I used Rust-Oleum Ultimate Wood Stain in Vintage Aqua, Bleached Blue, Antique White and Worn Navy - in that order. Follow the instructions on the can for proper application. I like to apply the stain with a paintbrush and then wipe away excess with a clean rag.

Step 2: Glue the Boards

2. Use wood glue to secure two planks to the back of the stained board. These will support the front face boards. Leave the glue to dry for a couple of hours.

GOOD TO KNOW: Place something heavy over the top while the glue dries, to make sure the back supports are pressed down onto the front face boards.

Step 3: Cut Out the Shape

3. Use a template to draw a pencil circle outline on the front face boards.

4. Cut out the shape with a jigsaw and clean-cut blade.

GOOD TO KNOW: For extra smooth edges and no chipping I used a steel-cutting blade in the jigsaw.

See the images for the front and back of the clock for how it should look after cutting out.

Step 4: Adding the Movement, Hands and Numerals

5. Find the centre of the circle and mark.

6. Use a 10mm wood bit to drill a hole for mounting the clock movement and hands.

7. Insert the clock movement through the back and secure the hands at the front.

GOOD TO KNOW: Apply some wood glue before mounting the clock movement to prevent it from moving around once mounted.

8. For the numerals, I printed these out on my PC printer and then transferred this onto the clock face. Mark the location and double-check the placement.

9. The numerals were then outlined and filled using a black Sharpie pen.

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    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    2 years ago

    Great clock! Love the colors and distressed look :)