DIY Wood Pallet Block Clock

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I rarely pay too much attention to time on the homestead. Usually once we get up in the morning, the daily tasks just kick in and before you know it the day is over. Did you like the diy pallet wood bench we made a while back? I think you will love this retro diy wood pallet block clock design too.

Finally a wood pallet project that requires very little dismantling energy and time. In fact you could just look for a few blocks to use for the project, from pieces leftover from other wood projects. This is a beginner to medium project, I think the only real skill required is using some of the tools to cut out the different sections. It’s still a fun project in my eyes, a definite must try!

DIY Wood Pallet Block Clock
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Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • old wall clock
  • plywood
  • screw driver
  • pallet wood blocks
  • circular saw
  • tape measure
  • handheld drill
  • epoxy glue
  • wood glue
  • clamps
  • chisel
  • wood screws
  • wood stainer
  • brush

Step By Step Instructions

Step 1.

Dismantle the old clock, and carefully remove the
clock mechanism.

Step 2.

Measure and cut out nine wood blocks, make sure
they are all the same height.

Step 3.

Measure the thickness of the clocks center movement,
then proceed to cut a center block the same thickness.

Step 4.

Trace out a hole, the same dimensions as the center
movement, this will allow you to embed it into the block.

Step 5.

On another flat board, mark out the center point
then drill the hole for the clock stem.

Step 6.

Glue the movement mechanism onto the block with the
center point hole, using epoxy glue.

Step 7.

Glue the enclosure block on using wood glue.

Step 8.

Cut out a section of the pallet wood blocks, so
that they can be attached together using a plywood
back board cut using the same shape.

Step 9.

Use wood glue to glue the center movement block onto
the plywood back board.

Step 10.

Use 7mm spacers as a guideline to drill and screw on
the pallet wood blocks onto the plywood board.

If you prefer to stain your pallet wood blocks, use a wood stainer or finisher. This will accentuate all the unique features, spots and texture of the pallet wood blocks. Do this before you attach the clock arms back on. This design allows you to easily access the battery compartment to insert or replace batteries as needed.

You can watch the video below for step by step instructions…


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