Fence Panel Clock

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Project by April Wilkerson posted 02-10-2014 04:28 AM 2647 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a big blank wall in my living room and decided one day to figure out how to make a clock. I wanted a 6’ clock, but my husband vetoed it so we comprised at 3’. I just happen to see my neighbors pile up a bunch of fence panels on their curb so I went and snagged one and ended up making my clock from it.

I bought a high torque movement and hands so it actually keeps time. ..what do you think?

I have a full detailed post covering the steps on my blog here if you would like to make your own.

-- Wilkerson

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#1 posted 02-10-2014 05:04 AM

Brilliant idea! Nice Makita!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 02-10-2014 05:58 AM

Another great project April. Can’t make up my mind which I like more…the end result or the great way you explain with words and pictures, just how you built it. Goes to show you once again, you don’t have to spend a ton of money on a great looking project. By the way, I agree it should be larger on that wall

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#3 posted 02-10-2014 12:15 PM

I like it. Nicely done.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 02-10-2014 01:10 PM

great idea, love the rustic look of it, great job

-- steve, simple and effective

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#5 posted 02-10-2014 02:06 PM

I like the job you did on the clock and especially the fact that you put it in your home. These days you hardly see them because every electronic gismo has one of those little digital clocks in it that is so small that half the time you can’t read it. Great idea, and well done.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 02-10-2014 05:25 PM

Nice clock! Only one criticism, 4 should be IV, I’m far from perfect, but that’s the first thing I noticed. Love the clock, and where did you get the high torque movement?

-- “Anyone who doesn’t think money is grown on trees hasn’t bought any lumber lately.”

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#7 posted 02-10-2014 06:12 PM

Thanks everybody! Hawaiiad: I’m glad somebody agrees with me on the size. ; )

Mattfinisher: : ) You know, when I was making the clock I was actually going off a Roman numeral clock picture I found on the internet and after I was finished, my husband told me the same thing. So I went and did a little research and discovered that there is actually two different ways to write the 4 and also the 9 as a roman numeral, but the standard for clocks is to always use “IIII” for the 4 and the “IX” for the 9…so I left it as is. In my blog post, I made a note about this so the reader would have the option of choosing which one they wanted to use.

Edit: Oops, forgot to answer your question! You can find the high torque movements at a Hobby Lobby or Michaels.

-- Wilkerson

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#8 posted 02-14-2014 03:42 PM

That looks great. I love recycling wood.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#9 posted 02-14-2014 05:03 PM

Cool clock! Like the use of pallets and the rustic look. It complement your very nice home. Great job!

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#10 posted 02-15-2014 10:54 AM

That is nice

-- Vince

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#11 posted 09-22-2014 08:42 PM

Way kewl, I love clocks and this one is most awesome

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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