It’s ‘time’ to make clocks! You can make a clock out of just about anything. It’s easy and fun!
We have some left over Saltillo tile we used from a house project and I wanted to make something with one of the tiles. I put together a barn wood frame and routed out a place on the front of the frame for the tile.
Epoxy was used to hold the tile in place.
Since the frame is square (17.5″ x 17.5″), I decided to rotate it to make a diamond clock. Holes were drilled for the 2″ Square Berry Copper Conchos, 3/4″ Copper Clavos and the clock hands. You can get the clocks and hands at the craft store. Concho screw adapters were used for the conchos or you could glue them.
This boot was a previous project transformed into a clock. I attached the clock hands and small brown conchos for the numbers.
This is a mahogany star I had made for another project but I thought it would make a cute clock. Tiny Star Tacks were used for the numbers.
I needed ample room on the clock post for the thick Small Star and I had a thin piece of basswood for wood burning projects. I place the star and XL Horseshoe, built the clock and marked the holes for the horseshoe nails. I used Horseshoe Star Conchos for the 12, 3, 6 and 9 and Star Tacks for the rest of the numbers. I marked and drilled the holes.
Then I removed it all and put a coat of dark brown Briwax on the wood. All the nails were too long so I cut them shorter. The frame’s depth is 1 1/2″ to accommodate the clock in the back. This clock can sit on a shelf.
I rummaged through the pallet scraps and picked a few to make a round lariat clock. I attached 2 boards with dry wall screws to the back to hold it together.
I drilled holes to attach the lariat rope with jute twine and for the clock and Bronc and Berry Conchos.
A concho screw adapter was used for the conchos.
What clocks have you made? Tell us about them.
I would like to show you the many different uses for our Clavos. Clavos are decorative nails that can be used to accentuate furniture, rustic wood doors, wooden gates, picture frames, chests, countertop edge, wooden crosses, shelf edges and other crafts.
You will need to drill a pilot hole and use a rubber mallet, except for some softer woods. If you have any questions about using clavos, comment below or use the ‘Contact Us’ form.
Here is an example of a wooden cross adorned with black clavos in 2 sizes.
I made another wooden chest out of 1×4 pine boards and added 30 silver clavos and medium star nail.
Barn wood picture frame with copper clavos.
Black clavos on cabinet doors give a nice accent.
Here are a few other uses for clavos I found on the web like these rustic sliding doors. source
Buffet – source
Clavos look nice on this leather covered chair. source
I’m sure you can think of many other uses for versatile clavos.