Melissa Woods
Melissa Woods
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  • Saint Joseph, MN

Pallet Wood Wall Clock


I was inspired to create a large wood wall clock for my friend's wedding this past weekend! I got started by ripping apart a wood pallet.
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I used the thin slats to create the design, cutting each into long triangles.
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I laid my triangle slats down and spaced them in a circle, leaving enough space in the middle for the clock mechanism.
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Then I cut circles out of a thin sheet of wood composite that used to be the backing on a dresser.
I cut a smaller circle that I screwed into each slat as a backing to make the clock strong. I glued each slat down to a larger circle cut in a donut shape for the front of the clock.
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I flipped it over and painted the whole thing white with a DIY chalk paint recipe. I also cut a circle hole out of the middle for the clock mechanism to rest in.
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I used a black paint pen to write on the numbers. Then I distressed the whole thing with an electric sander and went over the sanded parts with a dark wood stain to give it more dimension.
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For the clock mechanism, I took the piece out of an existing clock and made longer hands by hot gluing black card-stock on the existing hands. The white wood circle that the mechanism's bolt went through was from the hole I cut in the center of the clock.
This is the finished result!
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You can really see that the distressing brought the complicated design to life, adding emphasis to the different layers of wood!
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I was really pleased with how it turned out, I wanted to keep it for my own home!
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It would have gone perfectly with the white washed family values sign I made last year! Oh well, I hope my newly wedded friends love it and find a nice place for it in their home.
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  • Rose
    on Aug 24, 2018

    What a clever re-use of the wood pallet. Love it!

  • Vicki
    on Sep 3, 2018

    That is so clever! Also as I viewed each stage, my mind began to see all kinds of different art.. thank you..it's a piece that inspired.

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