Since we have been selling our DIY Pallet Clock Kits, this post is LONG overdue!
Nevertheless, here it is, your HOW-TO instructions (with pictures!) on how to make a reclaimed pallet clock.
Since your kit comes with all your parts ready, I did not include instructions on how to make the parts. That might come at a later time. These instructions are for those of you who have unpackaged your Reclaimed Pallet Clock Kit and are ready for action!
The first step is to take your reclaimed pallet boards and line them up the way you want them. Also, this is the time to identify if you want to paint a board, or all of the boards. Make sure you do that before you assemble them.
Next, slide them all together, to make sure that you like the arrangement.
Now, turn over the boards in the same order that you placed them in.
Your pallet pieces should now be laying on their back but in the same order. I like to push them up against a block or the wall so that they are tight against each other.
Take a second and hammer in your sawtooth hanger to the back of the shorter bracket.
Now you can lay all your brackets on the backside. Place them on the perimeter of the sides and the top.
Then, glue next to them so that your spacing is correct. I use Titebond 2 wood glue. *Gluing is optional however highly recommended.
Next, carefully screw in your brackets with a drill. I set my torque setting to about 10-15 as to not drill all the way through the clock.
Boom! All screwed in and secure.
Now turn your clock over.
Now you are all set to find the horizontal center and drill you clock movement hole. (The vertical axis is automatically centered by where two middle boards meet.)
Drill that hole! Make sure you use a 7/16th inch drill bit.
Boom! You are all ready to finish your clock.
Now your DIY Pallet Clock is all ready for you to paint the numbers on it and install the movement! You can check out my video that explains how to do that HERE!