from splinter to… Splendid

Wall Clock From A Pallet

I took last week off. I rested up from the craft show and took a mini vacation. I left my husband and kids in CT and met some friends in Bristol, TN at the Nascar race. It was so much fun. Luckily, we got free tickets to the race on Friday night since Saturday night was postponed until Sunday due to rain. Unfortunately, I had to get back for my husband to work and did not get to see the race on Sunday. There’s always next year and we still had a great weekend!

I could not imagine that a pallet could turn into something like this. This is the second large wall clock I have made from a pallet. If you missed the first one you can see it here (Large Wall Clock).

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I began by taking apart the pallet. Ooops, I forgot to take pictures before but I used by skil saw and cut each board down the red line show in this pallet. This makes it really easy to take apart. After that I just have to remove the nails at the center.


Once I had it apart, I cut each one 24 inches long. Then, I sanded them to get them smooth. I stained them with Minwax Dark Walnut. I love how each one looks different and all the different effects you get with the pallets. Once the stain dried overnight, I sprayed them with Minwax Fast Drying Polyurethane Spray. I love how easy this spray is to use. With my boards all prepped it was ready to put together.

I used a 1X2 that I already had and cut it into (2) 23 inch pieces. As you can see in this picture, I used Elmer’s Wood Glue and then screwed each board onto the 1X2.


My clock piece came from Clock Works. ( I have ordered from them before and they are very helpful. They are also only a couple of hours from me so I typically get my order the next day. I ordered a C Cell High Torque with 8 inch hands which cost about $25, including shipping. The width of the clock is exactly 24 inches but the height is only about 23.5 inches. When it is finished you can’t even tell that it is not a perfect square. Next, I used my Center Find Ruler and found the exact center. I used my drill and made a hole slightly smaller than my clock post. And next, came my first issue. My boards are not all the same thickness. The hands were touching some of my boards. I have this tool that my dad gave my husband for Christmas a few years ago called an oscillating multi function tool. I used it to thin the board where the clock piece goes.


Now it is thin enough for both hands to go all the way around and not touch anywhere. I decided to paint the hands white since the black did not show up to well on the dark stained wood. Once they dried, I lightly sanded them to give them an aged look and sprayed with a clear sealer.

I then used my Silhouette to make vinyl number stencils. I centered each number and lightly painted, with white chalk paint, and then wiped away with a paper towel. Once the numbers dried, I lightly sanded them. I put my hands on and it is all done.

I love this one. Maybe even more than my red rustic one.

And now it is Splendid!

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  1. Carolyn

    Like it, it looks great!!!

  2. Carolyn

    Looks great!!

  3. Pam

    Wow….I like it. Pallets seem the way to go for a lot of things these days. thanks for sharing, stop by the blog and check me out. Thanks.

    1. (Post author)

      They are cheap and always looks so good stained. I will pop over to your blog. Thanks!

  4. Gina

    This is so cool! I just adore it! I’m crazy about pallets. Problem is I don’t have space for them right now. This is something I definitely want in my dream DIY craft room.

    1. (Post author)

      I hope you soon get your craft room. Thank you!

  5. Laurie

    I love DIY clocks and this one is so easy and looks great! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle Create-Bake-Make Link party! Pinning to share 🙂

  6. Debrashoppeno5

    I love this clock. I like how the boards take the stain differently. it gives it such character.

    1. (Post author)

      That is also what I love about pallets. Thank You!

  7. Jill

    I LOVE this clock!! What an awesome and simple idea! Thanks for linking up to A Round Tuit. Hope you have a lovely week!

    1. (Post author)

      Thank you and thanks for hosting!

  8. Diana

    I love both your clocks, Mandy! Both have such great farmhouse looks. You did a terrific job with both. I need a set of large clock hands for a project of mine. I’ll give the company you used a try. Thanks so much for linking up with Vintage Charm 🙂

    1. (Post author)

      Thanks. They are a great company. I want to drive up to their store sometime.

  9. Shirley

    Thanks for this clever idea! Pinning. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday. We’re pretty excited about fall and looking forward to seeing lots of fall ideas shared at the next party now that we have made it into September.

  10. Beverly

    This looks awesome! I love it. Pinning. Thanks for showing us how you made it and for sharing at Snickerdoodle. We’re happy to have you join the party.

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  12. Liz


    Thanks for linking up with Welcome Home Wednesdays! Live every Wednesday at 7AM CT.

    liz @ j for joiner

    1. (Post author)

      Thank you

  13. Mary-the boondocks blog

    What an amazing looking clock that it. It is certain to be the center of attention in any room and it was also the most viewed by far at our Sweet Inspiration Link Party. Come by and pick up your feature button.

    1. (Post author)

      Thank you!


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