Tall Arts and Crafts Desk/Mantel Clock

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Project by bobthebuilderinmichigan posted 07-12-2011 04:50 PM 2369 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This piece is an original design based upon classic Arts and Crafts design elements such as repeated slats and gentle arches. The wood is quarter-sawn white oak stained with a Medium Brown analine dye and finished with 3 coats of satin polyurethane. The time piece is powered by a single AA battery accessed through a back panel.
The dimensions are: Overall – 22 ¼”h x 12”w x 7”d Clock face – 8” x 8”

-- Bobthebuilderinmichigan

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Douglas Dahl

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#1 posted 07-12-2011 06:01 PM

wow this is absolutly amazing. I like the way you placed in the tyles to put in some new design. good job with this clock.

-- Life is like a box of burls...

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#2 posted 07-12-2011 06:06 PM


Great design, I like the slats going around the sides with the small tiles in front.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#3 posted 07-13-2011 12:19 AM

I can’t keep up with my “have to build one of these” list.
I’ve been wanting to make a clock, and this one really looks cool.

Thanks for sharing it.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#4 posted 07-13-2011 01:06 AM

Thanks all for your nice comments!

-- Bobthebuilderinmichigan

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#5 posted 07-13-2011 01:19 AM

Now, THAT is a cool looking piece. Like the way the open sides countered the visual heaviness on the tilework.
Good job.

-- 'I sand, therefore, I am'. Richard. PNW.

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#6 posted 07-13-2011 04:19 PM

The mosaic effect is cool. Adds a lot of interest.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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