Shaker Style Clock

  • Advertise with us
Project by Stopher posted 03-12-2012 01:09 AM 2994 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of my first serious woodworking projects. It’s been finished for a while but I’m just getting brave enough to post it.

The case is pine and the back is cedar; all stuff from the discount bin at “The Depot”. The movement and hands are from Lee Valley and I printed the face on my wife’s scrap booking paper. The finish is Minwax “Ipswich Pine” with the water based Polycrylic finish. I like the color of the finish but it turned out a little blotchy on the bottom door.

It was a great learning process; dovetails on the case and bridle joints for the doors, all done with hand tools. It’s the first time I’ve done doors and I cut all the grooves with a chisel and back saw. I’ll definitely be buying a plow plane soon! Both the doors didn’t end up as square to the case as I’d like but after making that mistake once I don’t think it’ll happen again. I’m going to try making another out of red oak, hoping it turns out a little better.

-- The bitterness of low quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten. - Ben Franklin

8 comments so far

View terry603's profile


321 posts in 3153 days

#1 posted 03-12-2012 01:20 AM

i like it,
would like more info on the clock face,is is it glued,it is coverered with anything?

-- may not always be right,but,never in doubt.

View Dusty56's profile


11830 posts in 3927 days

#2 posted 03-12-2012 01:23 AM

Looks very nice from here : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

View Ken Fitzpatrick's profile

Ken Fitzpatrick

376 posts in 4263 days

#3 posted 03-12-2012 01:25 AM

Beautiful job. I love anything Shaker. Thanks for sharing.

-- • "I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm."....... Calvin Coolidge

View Stopher's profile


8 posts in 2609 days

#4 posted 03-12-2012 02:01 AM

The face is a high quality paper (have to ask my wife what type and who makes it). It’s just glued (3M Super 77) onto some 1/4” plywood that’s inset into grooves in the side of the case. There’s a design around the border that only shows when the door is opened, I’ll have to add a picture of it.

-- The bitterness of low quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten. - Ben Franklin

View Woodbridge's profile


3624 posts in 2657 days

#5 posted 03-12-2012 02:24 AM

Nice looking clock. very cricp and clean design. It looks great.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

View ELCfinefurniture's profile


112 posts in 2559 days

#6 posted 03-12-2012 02:47 AM

Excellent excellent job.

-- {Current North Bennet street school student}

View Drew Nyman's profile

Drew Nyman

19 posts in 2508 days

#7 posted 03-12-2012 04:04 AM

Nice work. Keep it up!

-- Don't be in such a hurry, do it right the first time.

View ChuckV's profile


3183 posts in 3767 days

#8 posted 03-13-2012 12:34 AM

You did a great job on this clock. Congratulations!

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics