Stickley Mantle Clock

Attention to detail pushes this Stickley design, and the builder, to another level.

A few years prior to his brothers taking over the furniture business, Gustav Stickley, the grandfather of the Arts & Crafts movement, produced what might at first glance appear to be an ordinary mantle clock. A closer look reveals many remarkable details. It’s the details that make this project more than just a box containing a clock movement. Take a look at where the top of the clock meets the sides. Is Stickley over the top with the number of pins and tails? I guess. But that’s a detail that influences the overall look of the clock. Through-tenons that have chamfered ends is another small detail, as is the leaded-glass window that reveals the swinging pendulum. And the 12-sided clock-face opening certainly grabs your attention; it’s certainly not as easy to cut as a simple circle. But at the end of the project, you’ll have a clock worthy of a sacred spot on your mantle.



What You Get:

  • 9 pages of step-by-step instructions
  • Over 25 full-color photos and illustrations
  • Retail sources for hardware and supplies

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