Prairie-Style Tall Clock

This grandfather clock takes design cues from the Prairie style of architecture. Its timeless look means it will fit into nearly every décor and is a piece of furniture that can’t be ignored.

As you can see, this isn’t your typical grandfather clock. With its clean lines and modern design, this clock takes many of its design cues from architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Many refer to this look as the “Prairie style.” Not only has this style been popular in architecture, but in furniture design as well. In true Woodsmith fashion, the designer of this clock chose to use solid wood for the majority of the case work, but mixed in some plywood where it makes sense. This means that the construction (which is stub tenon and groove) is going to last, but is also straightforward to make. Of course, you wouldn’t want to build a clock such as this and skimp on the movement or the face. So, we’ve selected a quality mechanical movement, along with a shopmade pendulum arm and bob. And while you’re making the arm, you might as well make the face also. Overall, it’s a project that I’m excited to build, and I hope you are too!

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  • 14 pages of step-by-step instructions
  • Over 50 full-color photos and illustrations and exploded views
  • Hardware sources and materials list

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