DIY Scrap Plywood Wall Clock
Hello, Pretty Handy readers! It’s Anika from Anika’s DIY Life and I am back with a quick tutorial on making a wall clock using scrap plywood.
I recently gave our staircase a makeover and resorted to a lazy way of fixing up the stair risers. Consequently, I had a bunch of end pieces leftover from cutting down the plywood underlayment to size. But, those scraps now have a new life and they can tell time.
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- Scrap plywood (I used 7/32″ plywood underlayment)
- Scrap MDF or 1/4" plywood
- Wood stains in a few colors
- Clock mechanism kit (look for shaft length based on the thickness of your plywood)
- Table saw
- White paint pen
- Krazy glue
Step 1 – Start by drawing a 12″ circle on the MDF/plywood. You can use anything round like a pot lid or dinner plate to trace.
Step 2 – Cut out the circle using a jigsaw. (A scroll saw or bandsaw would make this task slightly easier if you have one.)
Step 3 – Rip the pieces of plywood into 2″ strips and stain in various shades. You could paint various colors for a fun colorful look!
Step 4 – Lay out the strips on top of the MDF circle, adjust until you like the design. Attach them using a strong glue like Krazy Glue.
Step 5 – Flip the circle over and cut off the overhanging plywood pieces.
Step 6 – Mark and write the clock numbers with a paint pen. Attach the clock mechanism per instructions on the package.
Your clock is finished and it will look beautiful with any rustic or modern decor.
The bonus is, I used up a handful of scraps! There is a sense of satisfaction that comes from using up scrap wood to create something useful. Take a look at all the scrap wood projects I have made so far:
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