It's never too late to create a stylish wall clock with a simple wood slice

A wall clock not only encourages you to be prompt, it’s also a way to show off your aesthetic. Low-cost clock hardware sets are plentiful in stores and allow you to turn virtually anything into a clock. This DIY shows you how to make a timepiece out of a wood slice in very little time, and the only tool you need is an electric drill.
This woodsy wall clock offers simple elegance, without being too “country.” The calming movement that the addition of a swinging pendulum adds is also a nice touch. Hang this clock art piece as a gallery wall component in your entry, a naturally stylish bedroom accent, or a pretty addition on the wall above your mantel. Checking the time will be a pleasure from now on.
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Materials
- Battery-operated clock movement set
- Wood slice, about 1 to 2 inches thick and about 6 to 7 inches in diameter
- Sharpie marker
- Small board or wood remnant
- Electric drill
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Instructions
1. Lay your wood slice on the work surface, and position the clock hardware so the pin that will hold the clock hands is in the center of the wood slice.
2. Mark a dot in the center of the slice with the marker.
3. Place the wood slice on your board or wood remnant before you drill so that your work surface is protected.
4. Drill a hole where you marked the center dot in the slice.
5. Wipe away any sawdust from the drilling.
6. Place the hardware piece on the back of the slice, and stick the pin through the drilled hole so it comes through the front.
7. Insert the battery into the movement set.
8. Unscrew any metal hardware or rings from the pin that the clock hands will sit against when they are installed.
9. Position the hour and minute hands on the pin, and secure them by screwing the hardware you just removed from the pin back onto it.
10. Place the second hand on top of the pin. Press it down gently to make sure it is secure.
11. Hang the pendulum on the hook that’s on the bottom of the clock hardware piece (on the back side of the slice).
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12. Your wood slice clock is now ready to hang.
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