Rustic Grandmother Clock

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Project by KelSnake posted 04-18-2015 01:17 PM 1081 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was originally given material by an old family friend to build an entertainment center, and when the dust had settled I had enough material left over for me to build a few things as well. This Grandmother Clock being one of those items.

This was easier to build than I thought it would be. Its basically just 3 smaller boxes attached together with a bit of clever trim work to beautify the overall simplicity of this piece.

The barnboard was planned, taking it just down to clean wood on each side, but still close enough to the surface that it retained much of the spalting and wormholes, character marks etc.

There are a few clever features that were added to this design. First, there is an eight dial combination system that keeps the main glass door secure. Once inside the glass door, the very bottom shelf can be removed to reveal a 3 1/2” deep secret compartment. On the back side of the clock there are two other secret compartments to be found, a small one in the head of the clock and a large compartment in the base of the clock. The compartment in the base had been designed to be easy access and was perfect for holding extra bottles of alchohol, or hiding presents.

The clock kit was a cool design in that I could choose from two different styles of chime and I could choose the chime pattern, referring mostly to being able to quiet it during sleeping hours. It was alot of fun to make and probably would make another one in a heartbeat.

Sorry guys, This was built back when I was still using ole 35 mm film, so I have pictures somewhere…. If I find them I will add to this post.

Questions/comments always welcome.

-- Kel Snake, ~ Mystery By Design ~ Find me on Etsy ~

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#1 posted 04-18-2015 01:38 PM

Nice looking clock.

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#2 posted 04-19-2015 07:50 PM

Did you keep this, or is someone’s grandmother out there still trying to remember ”how in the hell do I get my nick-nacks out of this damn cabinet!”

Nice clock by the way.

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