Wallclock Project Info

Wallclock final 1.1

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Parts and cutting list

A, Sides17½ x 3½ 444.5 x 89
B, Top & Bottom9⅞ x 4¼ 250 x 108
C, Cross rails9⅞ x 2 250 x 50
D, PanelThis is cut to final size
using measurements taken
from the clock frame after it
is assembled.

General Description

This is our very first project to broadcast as an online training video. This project is a simple but beautiful shaker-style wall clock. It incorporates many easy but essential woodworking techniques, joints and tricks. If you follow this project you will learn how to:

  • Cut out parts from pre-dimensioned wood
  • Pick out wood at the lumberyard
  • Cut grooves with a Ploughplane
  • Make a raised panel
  • Cut housing-dado joints
  • Make decorative beading
  • Finish with a simple shellac finish

Tools/Materials/Equipment Needed

Combination square
Layout knife
Marking Gauge
Measuring tape
No. 4 plane
Tenon Saw
Chisel Hammer
Coping saw
Router (Hand Router)
Plough Plane and 3/8inch (9mm) blade
Brace and 1/4-3/8inch (6-10mm) bit or a screw gun and drill bit
Sandpaper (1 x sheet of 120-150 grit & 1 x sheet of 220-250 grit)
1-1½” Natural Bristle Brush
Shellac (Zinsser [USA] Liberon [UK])
Wood 4 square feet of 3/4″ (20mm) pine
Clock Movement 2-4 inch (50-100mm) clock insert


  1. Michael177 on 17 December 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Paul or Joseph, take a look at the cutting list above. Both the rails as well as the top and bottom pieces are listed as 9 7/8 inches long. I think that is the length for the top and bottom, but not the rails.


  2. Joseph SellersTeam Member on 17 December 2012 at 9:38 pm

    @michael177 you are quite that there is a seeming discrepancy here. However, the rails are cut to length only when the main frame is completed. This means that we need to give some measurement but cannot give a final one as this would just be confusing. So, we decided to give the same length as the top and bottom despite the fact that it is actually a couple of inches oversized. Sorry for the confusion.