July 14, 2008
Last month I purchased a double-sided clock (which happens to match the one I had purchased earlier this year for my living room.) My intention was for it to hang outside so I could see it from almost anywhere in my yard.
With our LumberJocks’ picnic being this past weekend I wanted to have the clock put up, if only temporarily. And so we selected its hanging place, attached the bracket to the deck post and hung the clock.
The problem is that the clock is not meant for outdoor use. I have sprayed a clear coat of sealant over the surface but this will hardly prevent it from falling apart from being out in the elements. And so I want to box it in with plexiglas or something.Things to consider:
- needs protection from rain
- need to be able to see the clock from the front and from the back
- the deck roofing is just a tarp (at this point) over some trellis material
- the one clock slides to the side to provide access to the clock workings/batteries
- it hangs by two chains
- currently our box cooler and an old milk can sit in this corner but they can, of course, be moved
- it might be nice to create a “grandfather clock” appearance to whatever we build
- it might also be nice just to keep the protection “invisible” and not take away from the clock itself
Ideas and “warnings” are welcome.
-- ~ Debbie, Canada (http://www.execulink.com/~yohan)