Modern wooden wall clock is a simple project which you can do it in a few hours. A classical circle shape clock made out of wood (plywood), string, cork, small hooks and clock mechanism. It's a simple to make and you can do it with a few tools and some basic material.
Step 1: Materials and Tools
- 15 mm plywood circle (400 mm outer diameter and 320 mm inner diameter - I already have it from other project)
- 10 meteres of natural string (thickness 1.5 mm)
- 12 small hooks
- sheet of cork
- 3 mm fiber board (I've use some waste wood)
- clock mechanism
- bee wax
- utilty knife
- power drill
- wood glue
- 2 mm drill
- pen and ruller
- hot glue
Step 2: Crafting
First I've cut out fiber circle which is used as base. In the center of base you need to cut out square hole for clock mechanism (usually they are 56 mm x 56 mm). You can define center of the board with few different ways. I've used method with three lines and they split it in the middle and draw square line. Where these three lines intersect, you know where the center is. My board was very soft so it was easily cut with utility knife. In the wooden circle form plywood I've pre-drill 12 holes for small hooks. Holes are evenly distance from each other and have 2 mm diameter. Cork is just for the look and it's used for hiding the fiber base board. It's glued to base board with regular wood glue. I've also little decorate clock mechanism with cork and string with hot glue.
Step 3: Sanding and Protecting
After driling holes for small hooks you can sand a plywood cirlce. I did grinding with 150, 200 and 240 sand paper. You can use orbital sander, palm sander or do it by hand. I' ve also sand edges a little bit, using my hands, so that they are not sharp anymore, you can also use router and a bit with curve. After sanding I coated every piece with two layers of liquid bee wax. I used liquid bee wax beacuse it does not colour wood, it is natural and perfect for indoor use.
Step 4: Assembling and Netting
After plywood is dry you can start assembling. Screw small hooks into pre-drill holes. I use screw driver and clamps for easier screwing. Then you insert base fiber board with cork into a plywood circle. In my case everything was so tight I didn't need to glue it, but for safety you can. Also I didn't glued clock mechanism to base board, I've just insert it with tight fir. I choose pattern for netting but you can go free spirit and connect hooks randomly, just make sure that clock indicator can spin freely. After netting you need attach indicators to mechanism. Wooden clock is all done now. This is just an idea and how I made it, if you gonna make it, show me in comments bellow. It's wood o'clock