Shaker wall clock real cheap

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Project by misterChips posted 05-31-2016 10:14 PM 3327 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i’ve always wanted to make a shaker wall clock. So I had some left over Cherry wood from a pallet that I had taken home from work and said to myself “lets make a prototype and see what it would look like. I pick up a used clock from Value village for 7 dollars and 4 hinges that cost me 12 dollars from Home Depot The clock that I pick up had a small pendulum that was only 5 inches long so I needed to make one that would fit in the case that I was making. I have some glass in my garage that I will cut for the doors but I’m in no rush.

I have not used any stain on the wood as of yet. I was thinking of just going with tung oil. It will not win any awards but I’m very happy with the out come and for less than 20 bucks I would say that it is the best money that I’ve spent for a wall clock.

update: the clock was finished with 4 coats of tung oil and 3 coats of poly. I did put in the glass

-- Don't only practice your art, but force your way in to its secrets... Ludwig Von Beethoven.

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#1 posted 05-31-2016 11:39 PM

Fine looking clock! Shaker furniture was simple—and I think you might have out-Shakered the Shakers! Once you get it all finished, I’m sure you’ll get a lot of satisfaction and enjoyment from it!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#2 posted 06-01-2016 12:30 AM

Very nice clock, came out great. I’ve been wanting to make one of these Shaker clocks for a long while, hope to get to it some day. This clock, in cherry, will age beautifully, and the somewhat plain design of Shaker furniture make it a winner.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 06-01-2016 03:36 AM

Wow! Some awesome stuff you make from leftovers. Beautiful clock.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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