Plan - Build a Craftsman-Style Grandfather Clock
frame and sturdy panel cases ensure that
this clock will last for generations. Features
traditional solid-oak construction with mortise
and tenon joinery. A slight taper from top to
bottom adds a classic, Craftsman touch. We'll
show you how with our step-by-step plans. Pendulum
movement with a Craftsman-style clock face adds
the final touch..
If a grandfather clock with a traditional movement
doesn’t fit your needs. Well, with a few
easy modifications, the clock case can be transformed
into the glass-sided display case.
You'll start by putting together the two frames
that form the front and back of the tall case.
The distinctive feature here is the gentle, top-to-bottom
taper of the frames. This look is created by simply
trimming the outside edges of the stiles, so you’ll
find it doesn’t really complicate the construction.
The overall dimensions are 27" W x 19-1/2"
D x 77-3/4" H. This project appeared in Woodsmith
magazine No. 162.
& Tenon, Dados, Miters
saw (with 3/8" dado blade), router