Rustic Wooden Clock Tutorial

After I revealed my Summer Living Room, I got a lot of questions about my huge clock! So let’s hop straight into this fabulous wooden clock tutorial!

Make a statement with this large DIY Rustic Wooden Clock Tutorial

For this tutorial I pretty much went straight of my Weathered Wood Tutorial I used on my Rustic Wood Shim Vase, but this is on much larger pieces of wood, so I’ll take you through a little photo tutorial so you can see how it looks! Before we get started I have to tell you, my clock is actually a faux clock, but I will be sharing with you how to turn it into a real working clock!

Supplies:

- 5 1×6′s @ 42″ (I got a low quality wood because I wanted the knots and imperfections – plus super cheap!)
- 2 1×4′s @ approx 25″
- 1″ Wood Screws
- Supplies for getting the Weathered Wood Look found HERE
- Minwax Dark Walnut Stain
- DIY Wood Stain – found HERE
- Ryobi Orbital Sander
- Ryobi Miter Saw
- Ryobi Impact Driver
- French Cleat Hanger (for hanging on the wall)
- Clock Parts (affiliate link -USA Made High Torque Clock Movement & 14″ Hands Kit)

Rustic Wooden Clock Tutorial

First you are going to cut all your 1×6′s to approx 42″. I wasn’t super careful about this because I didn’t want them to line up perfectly. Then apply a coat of the Minwax Dark Walnut Stain.

Make a statement with this large DIY Rustic Wooden Clock Tutorial

Once this is dry we will give it that weathered look by dry brushing white paint over the stain.

Make a statement with this large DIY Rustic Wooden Clock Tutorial

It should look a little something like this when you are done.

Make a statement with this large DIY Rustic Wooden Clock Tutorial

Then I used my Ryobi Sander to rough up the paint and distress the wood.

Make a statement with this large DIY Rustic Wooden Clock Tutorial

Once you have it distressed to your liking, apply a coat of the DIY Wood Stain. This helps the paint look aged and give it a natural look!

Make a statement with this large DIY Rustic Wooden Clock Tutorial

Let everything dry completely before putting it together.

Make a statement with this large DIY Rustic Wooden Clock Tutorial

Now to assemble the clock you are going to line up your 1×6′s face down. If you want them staggered, arrange them how you like. Then place a 1×4 across the boards about 6 inches from the top, and another one about 6 inches from the bottom. If you want to clamp your wood together you can, but it’s not absolutely necessary for this project. Then, using your wood screws start at one side and drill your screw through the 1×4 into your 1×6. When attaching the next one, be sure and push it up flush against the already attached 1×6. Repeat until you have at least one screw in each 1×6′s at both the top and bottom. Here is what the back will look like for all you visual people like me! : )

Make a statement with this large DIY Rustic Wooden Clock Tutorial

Now it is time to install the clock mechanism. To do this follow the instructions on the manufacturer’s label. The reason my clock is a faux clock is because the 1×6′s are a little too thick for the clock mechanism. This is an easy fix, I just haven’t done it yet. You will need to notch out a place for the clock motor to be recessed into your 1×6. Or, if you don’t need it to be a working clock, you can be like me and just attach it on there for aesthetic purposes : )

Make a statement with this large DIY Rustic Wooden Clock Tutorial

Now you just need to add your french cleat (pictured above) and hang on the wall!

Make a statement with this large DIY Rustic Wooden Clock Tutorial

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Comments

  1. Kari says

    Wow this is like ask and ye shall receive! Thanks so much for the tutorial. I feel like I am cheating making it from barn board so can skip the distressing stage. Your tutorial makes it look very doable – thanks!

    • Ashley says

      Your too sweet Emily! Way to make a girl feel good about herself ; ) It is pretty easy to make, so I can’t take credit for that, haha! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Crystal says

    Love the rustic wooden clock!! I’ve been looking for a clock for my huge wall in the living room. Love this idea!! Thanks so much!! Pinned :)

    • Ashley says

      Thank you Crystal! : ) It is a great way to fill up those big walls. I always have a hard time filling up big spaces like that so putting something really big in there just makes sense ; ) Thanks for pinning! : ) : )

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  1. […] Rustic décor is very trendy today, especially with rough materials. Let’s make this rustic clock using 5 1×6′s at 42″, 2 1×4′s at approx 25″, 1″ wood screws, supplies for getting the weathered wood look, Minwax Dark Walnut Stain, wood stain, a sander, a miter saw, French cleat hanger and clock parts. First you are going to cut all your 1×6′s to approx 42″. Then apply a coat of the Minwax Dark Walnut Stain. Once this is dry, we will give it that weathered look by dry brushing white paint over the stain. Once you have it distressed to your liking, apply a coat of the wood stain. This helps the paint look aged and give it a natural look. Finish the clock reading here. […]

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