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Walnut mantle clocks

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Project by LarryB posted 12-23-2013 08:44 PM 667 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Clocks for our two boys’ families for Christmas this year.
Both solid walnut from raw lumber and my own design. I put a trim of maple around the drawer opening and just below the trim on the top. Used a golden oak stain and several coats of poly for durability.
They measure 16” tall by 9” and 5” deep. Drawers are lined with felt. Ordered the clock insets already assembled to keep it simple and due to time restrictions. Next clock project, I may attempt the chime / pendulum version. To keep them “one of a kind” and not identical, one has wider trim on top, the other on the base.
It was fun matching the configurations in the walnut for the best effect.





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#1 posted 12-23-2013 09:21 PM

Very nice. Good contrast with the maple on the walnut.

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#2 posted 12-23-2013 09:55 PM

Two beautiful clocks and the walnut and maple looks great…nicely done.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#3 posted 12-23-2013 09:56 PM

Very nice clocks Larry. You selected the right boards for the top. Well done.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#4 posted 12-23-2013 11:28 PM

They’re both nice, but being “mantle” clocks, I prefer the one with the wider base : )
Keep up the nice work , and Happy Holidays : )

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#5 posted 12-23-2013 11:56 PM

Nice looking clocks, well done!

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#6 posted 12-24-2013 04:24 AM

Really nice clocks. Well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#7 posted 12-27-2013 05:57 PM

Wonderful clocks! Love the walnut and they make great gifts. I’m sure they are well appreciated. Great job!

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