Jenni Ingram
Jenni Ingram
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How to Make a Giant DIY Wall Clock...from a Tabletop

10 Materials
$75
2 Hours
Easy

Looking for a statement piece for your home?? This is it!! Giant wall clocks are pretty popular online - on a stair case wall, over a mantel, as part of a gallery wall - the problem is they can be pretty pricey - unless of course you make it yourself!!

how to make a giant diy wall clock from a tabletop

I don't know about you, but I see these little round four top tables pretty often. This one in fact was found on the side of the road by a friend who couldn't resist rescuing it for me.  They are a little too small for most families, so I thought I'd turn it into something completely different! Here's what I did!

how to make a giant diy wall clock from a tabletop

I sanded the table top to raw wood using my pad sander and 80 grit sandpaper. 

how to make a giant diy wall clock from a tabletop

I wanted this to have a bleached wood look without actually bleaching the wood, so I grabbed my can of General Finishes Winter White Glaze, a rag and gloves and applied the glaze - wiping it off immediately.

how to make a giant diy wall clock from a tabletop

It gave the oak veneer the coolest look! Don't you think??

how to make a giant diy wall clock from a tabletop

Once the glaze was dry, it was time to add the roman numerals. These rusty numbers are so much fun, I love the character they give the clock!

how to make a giant diy wall clock from a tabletop

I weighted each number as the glue was drying. This looks ridiculous, I know, but we don't have rocks in our yard, so I grabbed anything heavy I could. Lol!

how to make a giant diy wall clock from a tabletop

This should go without saying, but check and double check your numbers BEFORE gluing them down. 


Also make sure the numbers line up straight across, straight up and down, etc. Those numbers being off will drive you batty otherwise. 

how to make a giant diy wall clock from a tabletop

When the numbers were in their proper order, I drilled a hole directly through the middle for the clock hands and mechanism. Here is a handy pice of advice, get as long of a shaft as you can. It will save you some time!

how to make a giant diy wall clock from a tabletop

The shaft I purchased wasn't quite long enough, so I used a hammer and chisel (and later my Dremel Multi Max) to create a space for the clock mechanism to fit into.

how to make a giant diy wall clock from a tabletop

This step takes a little time to get the right depth for the clock box to fit into on the back of the clock. 

how to make a giant diy wall clock from a tabletop

Here's the finished clock - isn't it fabulous?!

how to make a giant diy wall clock from a tabletop

Here's the wood stained version of it - I used rusty hands for this clock.


Next time you see one of those little tables at a thrift shop or on the road side, grab it and use some imagination to make a giant wall clock! 


Click on my blog link to see more of my project


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http://www.rootsandwingsfurniture.com/blog/giantdiywallclock


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Until next time, stay creative!! 

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