DIY Personalized Large Farmhouse Clock

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I have always loved the look of the large wood farmhouse clocks and had been wanting to try my hand at making them. So, I decided that would be one of the gifts I made for Christmas for friends and family (after of course building one for myself as a test piece ;-) ). I wanted the clocks to have a personal touch, so I added in a design using the recipient's last name for each clock I made. These clocks are 26" in diameter and were pretty easy to build.
Here are the abbreviated instructions for building the clock, for full details, please visit my blog at the link at the bottom of thee page.

First I cut the 1x4 boards to size and attached them together using wood glue and pocket hole screws.
I then used a circle cutting jig attachment for my router to cut out the circle shape for the clock.
I sanded the circle board until smooth and then stained the front and sides.
Next, I covered the center portion of the circle and painted the outer section with white paint.
Next, I used my clock stencil to paint the clock onto the board in black paint.
I then used my go-to method (see full post on blog for details) to paint on the first letter of the last name in black paint, along with the full last name in white. I also added a decorative scroll shape.
I added the clock mechanism (use the router to create the space for the clock mechanism) and hands and added a wire hanger to the back of the clock and hung it in my dining room.
My friends and family who received these as gifts loved them. In addition, they are fairly easy and fast to make!

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  • Danielle Odin Danielle Odin on Jan 17, 2018
    Where did you get the Roman Numerals? I can't draw a straight line with a ruler and am not good at any artsy stuff.

  • Ltt834476 Ltt834476 on Jan 19, 2018
    To you have pictures or video on how you put the clock mechanisms together? I've tried before, with no success. Many little pieces. Great job!


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  • Girl from OZ Girl from OZ on Feb 09, 2019

    I love the big clocks also but that # 4 would drive me crazy. I see it a lot on the clocks from China and I’m not sure if no one else sees it or they just miss it. Roman #4 is IV 🤷🏼‍♀️

  • Tiffany Lazon Tiffany Lazon on Aug 06, 2019

    I ❤️ your clock! I would love to make one!