Get a Grandfather Clock Kit for easy DIY



To assemble a grandfather clock kit may look like a titan task when one first thinks about it, but like many seemingly daunting tasks in life, this one can be concurred one piece at a time.

Try to take the different pieces that make up a grandfather clock, as individual projects.

Then consider the final aspect as the piecing together of all the pieces of the proverbial puzzle then the overall task becomes significantly more realistic.

Some may argue that this is not a task that just anyone can take on, that you need a history in some form of woodwork, access to various tools and equipment.

However this isn’t the case anymore, with all the DIY kits

all one really needs is the desire to finish.

  • The grandfather clock kit in general contains all the necessary components, wood, hardware and detailed step-by-step instructions.


  • The fact that the wood comes pre-cut, pre-drilled and even pre-sanded means a lot of the hard time consuming, machine requiring work is done for you.


  • The kits are also available depending on skills level, so there is one to suit every enthusiast.
    Often the Pendulums, clock faces, and movement pieces are not included in these kits and allow the individual to personalize the clock.


The benefit to these grandfather clock kits is

  • firstly in the cost, with some clock costing as much as $10,000, buying a kit at as little as $350, the benefit is obvious.
  • With the kits, there are also fewer requirements for medium to heavy equipment, and general tools are all that is needed.
  • Finally with the kits the time required is minimal, due to the fact that such a task from scratch would take several weeks to complete and would take an advanced knowledge in wood work and professional wood working equipment.


There is always risk in any DIY job, the same is true for this type of project. When starting from scratch, you risk damaging the wood through the sanding, staining etc, which could result in massive time delays.

The intricate woodwork and techniques required can become cumbersome and intricate finishers can be hard to perfect.

All in all making a grandfather clock can be a fun and interesting project.

There are many sites dedicated to the support and supply to such projects, so help is never more then a click away.


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