Industrial Copper Pipe Clock


11 other bloggers and I started a DIY Home Depot Gift challenge each month, where we all take the same item from Home Depot and create a gift for someone. This month our item was a copper "t," and the gift was for our spouse/significant other. So, I got to thinking what I could make my husband! I came up with a copper pipe clock for his office. It wasn't too hard, either!
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First, I stained my 8x8 wooden panel with a dark walnut stain. When it dried, I applied a thin layer of Polycrylic sealer and then gave it a light sanding.
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For the pipe, we used 1/2 inch diameter and we cut 8 pieces at 3 1/4 inch, and 4 smaller ones at 1 1/4 to be the clock "notches." We also used 4 "t"s," 4 90 degree elbows, and 4 caps.
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I used a little glue to glue the pipes all together.
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Then, we found the center of our wood panel and drilled a hole. We put the clock mechanism in according to the instructions. I also painted the clock hands and washers white so they'd show up better on the dark wood.
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We glued on the piping part to the wood and let dry overnight. Finished! An easy, industrial looking clock that will be so perfect in my husband's office!
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If you want to see more detailed instructions on making your on clock, visit my blog! Don't forget while you're there to check out the other amazing copper pipe projects, too!

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