Concrete Clock

By Ben Uyeda

SKILL
easy

This simple and clean concrete clock reimagines the basic clock to fit the modern and trendy home!

Tools

  • Drill
  • Miter Saw
  • Cut-Off Tool

Accessories

  • 12 PC. Masonry Drill Bit Set
  • 65 PC. DRILL AND IMPACT DRIVE SET

Materials

  • 1 Gallon Mixing Bucket
  • 3" Wood Screws
  • 4x8 Sheet of 1/2" Plywood
  • Clock Battery Pack and Clock Hands
  • Quick Setting Concrete

Steps

STEP 1

Cut off the upper lip of a plastic bucket.

Tools

Cut-Off Tool
cutting plastic bucket

STEP 2

Cut a block to size based on the measurements of the battery pack for the clock component.

Tools

Miter Saw
Cutting a block

STEP 3

Trace the inside circle of the cut off piece of plastic bucket. Map out the center point of the circle on a piece of plywood, then drill a hole into the wood. This will allow the clock hands to be attached later on.

Tools

Drill
drilling into plywood

STEP 4

Hot glue the plastic mould to the plywood board.

Tools

Glue Gun
gluing the plastic circle to the board

STEP 5

Mix a concrete mixture together. Pour the concrete into the the mould. Place the wooden piece from Step 2 into the middle of the concrete with a screw.

Concrete placement

STEP 6

Once the concrete has cured, use the drill to remove the screw from the concrete.

Tools

Drill
removing screw

STEP 7

Drill all the way through the hole in the piece of concrete to create the space for the clock hands.

Tools

Drill
Drilling through the concrete.

STEP 8

Place the battery pack for the clock in the back cutout in the clock piece.

Placing battery pack in the concrete

STEP 9

Flip the clock over to the opposite side, then attach the clock hands.

attaching the clock hands