If you’re reading this and I happened to be on the phone with you yesterday and were laughing and talking and I was telling you all about how I was going to make these beeswax candles and I went on and on about it and told you I was going to post it on the blog…..
….can we just act like that conversation never happened?
Umm….to say that it didn’t work out….
….would be an understatement.
I’m still scraping beeswax off the back splash.
But that is a story for another day when I’m not trying to tell you all about how to make a pallet wood clock.
Remember the brother that made the pallet wood letters and the pallet wood Christmas trees?
In his attempt to secure his place as brother of the year….he managed to find the one pallet in the western hemisphere with a star brand featuring the letter w….
….and make it into a clock for me for Christmas.
(total aside: this is almost the end of the “what someone in my family made for me for Christmas” series)
Merry “w” Christmas to me.
I told him I was going to put it on the blog.
And then I told him you were all going to want to make one….because seriously….
….who doesn’t need a pallet wood clock?
So he explained to me how he made it and even gave me a link to where he found the clock hands.
Merry clock Christmas to you.
How to Make a Pallet Wood Clock
pallet boards or reclaimed lumber
nails (or you can use a nail gun)
safety glasses and gloves
Step 1: Disassemble the pallet
Make sure you wear your safety glasses and gloves for this project.
Remove the pallet boards from the pallet and rip each board down the middle.
Each board will then measure approximately 2 1/2″ wide.
(total aside number 1: you don’t have to use pallet wood for this project. You could use paint sticks or yard sticks or even random sticks from your yard.)
Step 2: Cut out a piece of plywood in a circle
Cut out a piece of plywood 24” in diameter.
Cut out a 4 inch diameter center of the circle (this is where you will attach the clock movement piece).
He also suggested using the end of a plywood spool (like the ones you find hardware stores).
Then….lay the pieces of pallet wood end to end and stagger them like bricks on top of the plywood circle.
Glue the pieces of pallet wood down.
Then nail each piece in place.
Step 3: Cut out circle
Once dry, flip the glued pallet top over to show the plywood circle which now has rows of pallet wood glued and nailed on to it.
Then cut out your circle with a jig saw. You will cut through the plywood and the pallet wood together at the same time.
Step 4: Attach clock hands
To see where he purchased the high torque clock hands…click here.
You can follow the directions that come with the kit…but essentially you will be drilling a hole in the plywood and attaching the clock hands to the front and the clock movement piece to the back connected by a threaded shaft in the center.
Step 6: Stencil the numbers
He stenciled a 12/3/6/9 on the clock.
You could stencil all the numbers…but I like the four numbers much better.
The clock is the perfect mix of rustic and industrial.
I love it…..
….and it’s so much better than a beeswax candle any day.
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