How To Hang An Outdoor Clock On Your Front Porch

Outdoor clocks and front porches go together like rocking chairs and lemonade. Outdoor clocks come in a variety of styles, some are clocks only while others are both clocks and thermometers. The clock we decided to hang on our porch is basically a time piece with a small thermometer on both sides.
Methods vary for attaching clocks to your front porch:
-If you have wood columns you can simply attach the clock directly to the wood with screws.
-Likewise if you have vinyl column wraps. You can simply screw the clock through the column wrap and directly into the wood behind it.
-If you have masonry columns you can use screws meant for such materials.
-If you are attaching your clock to brick you can purchase special clips that attach to your brick for such purposes.
We faced with a slightly different issue: hollow supporting vinyl porch columns and we thought we would share with you how we hung our clock. Find step-by-step instructions, plus a how-to video here:
The clock on this wonderful porch served as our inspiration - clocks and porches go together beautifully!
Dave takes you through each step to ensure your clock will remain secure through all the outdoor elements.
Our installed thermometer clock looks great!
A close-up shows how the wood plate blends nicely with the vinyl post - and provides the needed secure foundation.
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  • Miriam Illions Miriam Illions on Jul 09, 2013
    Love a good clock. This looks great!
  • Front Porch Ideas Front Porch Ideas on Jul 09, 2013
    Thank you so much, Alexandra and Miriam. We are crazy about porches! We're loving our new clock. It gives our porch a vintage feel - kind of like an old train station.