Wood LED wall clocks aren’t just useful. They’re stylish. Perfect for all skill levels, making one requires just an hour or two and some basic tools. Here’s what you’ll need to take on this simple six step project:
TOOLS & MATERIALS
- Carpenter’s Square
- Cordless Drill/Driver
- 5/16” Drill Bit & Phillips Bit
- Small Zip Ties
- Clock Hardware
- 1” x 18” Pine Round
- Sanding Block
- 1” Leather Strap
- LED Lights
- Two #10 x 1” Brass Screws
- Two #10 Brass Finishing Washers
- Brass T Knob
- Eight Brass ¾” Braces
- Paste Wax
When taking on this DIY task, be sure to equip yourself with the proper safety gear.
- Eye Protection
- Ear Protection
Drill through disc. Start by locating the middle of your wood disc by drawing two perpendicular lines with a carpenter’s square. The spot where they intersect is the center. Drill through this point with a 3/16 inch bit.
Chisel hardware recess. Flip your disc. Place the clock hardware through the hole and trace the outline on the back of the wood. Secure your clock to your worktable and outline the material you’ll be removing with a chisel and mallet. Chiseling in the direction of the grain, remove about ¼ of an inch from the back of your clock.
Sand and wax clock. Sand the entire disc until smooth. Wipe clean and apply paste wax.
Attach strap. You’ll be attaching the leather strap halfway down your clock. To locate its placement, place your carpenter’s square where the board measures exactly 18 inches, and mark the edges. Predrill through both the wood and leather before attaching. Remove the excess leather if necessary. Then fasten with a screw and washer.
Secure LED lights. Trace a circle on the back of your clock. Set one to two inches from the edge. Evenly place eight braces around the circle and fasten with a drill and Phillips bit. Once in place, wrap the LED strip around the outside of the hardware. Secure the strip and battery pack with zip ties, making sure no wires will be visible when the clock is on the wall.
Assemble and hang. Assemble the clock and load your batteries. Decide where you’d like your new clock to go. Install hardware and hang on your wall. All that’s left to do is set the time. Step back and admire your cool new clock that you made with your own too hands!