The Cheap & Stylishly Transformed Wooden Alarm Clock

The Cheap & Stylishly Transformed Wooden Alarm Clock

For those of us who don't use our phones as alarm clocks, or just want a solid backup option, the pursuit of a good looking alarm clock has never been easier. Stylish alarm clocks abound, but should you really toss your old faithful, yet ugly, alarm clock in favor of something sexier even though it still works? Enter this project which shows you how to turn your drab old alarm clock into something rather fab.

With looks inspired by the wood LED alarm clock by Kouji Iwasaki this project from ReadyMade is sure to please design lovers and since it spruces up old tech instead of tossing it, it is also sure to please those working on greening their lives. The project takes about half a day to complete and is rated by ReadyMade as a Hard project.

To make this project you will need: 3" x 30" x 3/4" piece of pine or maple, 5" x 8" x 3/4" piece of pine or maple, 6 small eyehooks, matching extra-thin veneer (the thinner the better), 2 rubber bands, light wood stain, foam or bubble wrap, and of course your old small LED clock with large, bright numbers.

The tools needed for this project are: a table saw, ruler, wood glue, band clamps, pliers, sandpaper, hammer (optional), nail (optional), pencil, utility knife, heavy book, and drill (optional).

We love the look of this clock and think it's a great way to transform an object you already own into something a bit more easy on the eyes.

Check out the post on ReadyMade, for the complete instructions.

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(Images Aya Brackett ReadyMade and Kouji Iwasaki)

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