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Project by Ryan posted 04-06-2011 11:05 PM 1815 views 6 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When the edge of the plywood is revealed, typically that means the furniture
is not high end one. But sometimes it looks good, so I tried a clock with birch plywood.
Clock face is padouk with oak dowels for time.





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hodgepodge

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#1 posted 04-06-2011 11:18 PM

I could see that selling at Crate and Barrel for a couple hundred. Looks awesome!

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Ryan

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#2 posted 04-06-2011 11:53 PM

Wow!!! Really, it’s selling with same design?
I really did not copy from anywhere anyone.
Maybe all plywood goods end up with like this one,
make surfce by stacking up.

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chodgson

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#3 posted 04-07-2011 02:40 AM

I think you missed the “could” in hodgepodge’s comment – He means your design has the sort of modern deco look that you can find in some pricey home decor shops. I’ve certainly never seen anything done in that way, and I agree it looks awesome. Great way to use up some scraps of plywood too!

How did you finish the face (which is all plywood “edges”)?

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Ryan

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#4 posted 04-07-2011 04:02 AM

Yes, I missed ‘could’. lol
Thanks a lot.
I always save wood pieces as long as it’s bigger than my hand, so
it accumulates real fast. It’s a good way of reducing the height
of wood files that occupy all four corners of my smal shop.

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#5 posted 04-07-2011 04:44 AM

Great Idea Ryan

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#6 posted 04-07-2011 04:05 PM

I really like this design. Very unique. Have you considered making a picture frame out of the same style? I think it would look great. Nice work Ryan.

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#7 posted 04-07-2011 04:34 PM

Haha, ok sorry about the confusion.chodgson I couldn’t of said it better.

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#8 posted 04-07-2011 06:54 PM

Ryan -
The clock is wonderful and as others have commented, looks very sellable if you so wish.
I also looked at your other projects – very nice sense of design – simple and elegant.
All the clocks have a great look to them –
even the little one shown near the plywood clock.
Looking forward to seeing your next projects.

-- Terry Ferguson, Bend Oregon

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Ryan

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#9 posted 04-07-2011 09:21 PM

Hi Terry
the small one is made of wenge.
It’s my best favored clock, so don’t sell or give it to others.
Thank you for looking.

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Ryan

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#10 posted 04-07-2011 09:22 PM

Lou1Bloom
Thank you for giving me an idea of next project.
Picture frame would be a real good match with plywood.
Thank you again.

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#11 posted 04-08-2011 03:24 AM

Great design and well done.

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#12 posted 07-08-2012 09:05 AM

Dude, I’m happy somebody besides me recognizes the beauty of good ole plywood.
I’ve made several things from plywood and when it’s sanded and has a finish, NOBODY knew it was plywood.
This looks super – mind if I steal the idea?

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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Ryan

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#13 posted 07-16-2012 06:07 PM

Ray
I know that well finished plywood shows much better quality work
people normally think of. This is one of my try and it looks good to
me too. Feel free to take the idea. Hope you make really nice clock.
Thank you.

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