Do you ever have that problem when you’re running late or have to time something and there’s nary a clock in sight?
Oh, and because the universe hates me, my phone is always dead and/or lost. I’m sure you have the same issue.
The other not-so-fun thing about it is the fact that fancy decorative clocks cost a billion dollars. Thanks to Redditor a-reddit-name, however, we can now make our own for a fraction of the price! It’s also massive, so you’ll be able to see it from afar. He was able to transform an old pallet into a modern wall clock, and if that sounds like something you’d like to try, check this out.
To start, a-reddit-name dismantled the pallet. He recommends using this method to avoid stripping the wood.
Next he cut off the slit edges to make clean lines.
He ran the planks of wood through a plane device to smooth out the exterior.
Then he created a straight-edge jig that made running the pieces through a band saw much easier.
Our builder stripped down the wood and prepared the pieces for assembly.
He began to lay out the wood prior to gluing each plank together.
Once he had the desired layout, he glued the pieces together, clamped them until they dried, and sanded everything to remove any excess glue residue.
After the wood dried, he used a spade bit to drill out the holes for the hours on the clock.
The time had come for another round of sanding.
Lastly, he affixed the hands of the clock and applied a wipe-on poly gloss.
There’s no going back in time! This awesome wall clock is ready to become the focal point of any living room.
Thanks to a-reddit-name, now I’ll never be late again (hopefully).
Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/pallet-clock/