Beautiful Tall Knotty Pine wall Clock

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Project by Alongiron posted 12-04-2014 02:14 PM 2573 views 16 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A good friend challenged me recently to build him a Knotty Pine Wall clock for his new cabin. He brought me 2-1×4-6’ ; 1-2×10- 4’; and 1-1×6-4’. After playing around with some different options, here is the finished piece. It is held together with mortice and tenon joints. I left the back open and cut some openings in both sides to allow for the chimes to be heard. It is finished with 1 coat of Amber Shellac and 3 coats of clear Shellac. They love it so he and his wife are making supper for us when we deliver the clock this weekend! Merry Christmas Jamie and Tabby!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....Steve Lien

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#1 posted 12-04-2014 03:11 PM

That is a really nice design, looks great.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 12-04-2014 05:46 PM

What an awesome design I love clocks

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#3 posted 12-04-2014 05:54 PM

Awesome looking clock. I just love that knotty pine. I have a 12’ x 16’ room in my house that is lined with 3/4” knotty pine – I keep trying to talk my wife into replacing ith with Sheetrock – so far she isn’t buying it :-) That would be enough knotty pine to last me a lifetime in the shop.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 12-04-2014 06:10 PM

Nice clock. Very good job. Where do you get your clock parts?

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#5 posted 12-04-2014 08:58 PM

I just love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 12-04-2014 09:27 PM

Great work. I think you won the challenge

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 12-05-2014 12:54 AM

I can see why they love it—I do, too!

Enjoy your dinner—you’ve earned it!

-- Dean

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#8 posted 12-05-2014 01:33 AM

Looks beautiful and what a great design. The knotty pine will look awesome in a cabin.

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#9 posted 12-05-2014 02:49 AM

You ARE amazing!!!! Your work truly shows off your love for the craft.

-- Wood is a gift from God/Nature that maintains its beauty forever via the hand of a woodworker.

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#10 posted 12-05-2014 04:07 AM

Beautiful design with the old world charm.


-- Kiefer

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#11 posted 12-05-2014 04:33 AM

wonderful clock. It is a great design.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#12 posted 12-05-2014 05:23 AM

Very Nice Indeed!

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#13 posted 12-05-2014 06:26 AM

How did you paint the numbers on the clock face?

-- tools are only as good as the hands that hold them

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#14 posted 12-05-2014 12:24 PM

Thanks for all the great comments! Lasagna Dinner it is I am told!

I saw some questions on the clockworks…I get all my clock works from and these types of paper faces are purchased from When I get these faces, I use some spray glue to mount them on s piece of 1/4” hardboard..They have some many different designs and ship really fast.

-- Measure twice and cut once.....Steve Lien

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#15 posted 07-14-2015 05:25 AM

That is a wonderful clock, Steve. See? Even Humble Pine knows how to be pretty.

Ships are safe in harbor. But that’s not what ships are for.

-- Mark

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