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Leather + Teak Clock

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Hello there! Hope you had a fab weekend. This morning I’m excited to share this simple clock Ken and I made using materials we found thrifting: a Thai teak wood plate and a leather belt. Once we came up with our design, it came together pretty easily, and since we were able to find most of the materials at thrift shops, the total cost was under $7! Here’s the how-to:

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Materials Needed:

  • Thrifted 12″ Wood plate, tray or wood disc
  • Thrifted Men’s large leather belt
  • Clock kit
  • Gorilla glue
  • Electric drill
  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil
  • AA Battery

Step 1. On the front of the plate or wood disc, measure and mark the center with a pencil.

Step 2. Using electric drill, drill through wood plate using your pencil mark as a guide.

Step 3. Add the clock kit:

  • Place the wood plate on top of the battery piece, so that the white protruding part of the mechanism fits into the drilled hole, and is poking up on the face of the clock.IMG_3453IMG_3460
  • Place metal washer onto the protruding white mechanism.Then screw on the nut.IMG_3462
  • Peel back the film on the clock hands.IMG_3465
  • Place clock hands over top of the nut and finish with the topper piece.

Step 4. Clasp belt, and set aside.

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Step 5. Gorilla Glue cures when wet, so wet a paper towel and dab along the lower half of the outer edge of plate.

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Step 6. Apply glue to lower half of the outside perimeter of plate, position belt around the plate, and glue into place. Press tightly, and allow to dry overnight.

Step 7. Add the AA battery to the clock mechanism on the back of the clock, hang and admire your work!

Note: If your board or plate is thicker than 1/4″ you may need to route out an area on the back of the plate for the clock mechanism so that the nut and clock hands can attach to it on the face of the clock.

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    Hapiness, Everywhere
    September 16, 2014 at 2:30 am

    This looks amazing, like a real designer piece!

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    Adorablest
    September 26, 2014 at 5:58 am

    Just found this through Refashion Nation. Brilliant idea and loved how you made something so chic from thrifted finds!

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    Juanna
    November 26, 2014 at 4:10 am

    Fabulous, I’ll do the same for my kitchen. Thanks!

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