Accessories Expedit embedded clock

Published on January 13th, 2014 | by jeejee

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Expedit embedded clock





I embedded clock to my Expedit shelf and it cost less than 20 €.

I got a small studio apartment and I use 5×5 Expedit shelf as a room divider. I wanted a clock to my wall but then I got idea to embed clock to the rear wall of the shelf.

Materials:

  • Clockwork
  • Printed clock-face template
  • Black round stickers
  • Masking tape
  • Drill
  • Spike or knife

Simple clockworks are cheap and easy to find, but I wanted mine to be totally silent without ticking noise so I ordered it from specialized store.

I used Photoshop to draw template for the clock numbers and printed it, but those templates can be found fron internet.

Hardest part was to find black round stickers for clock numbers. I wanted it to be minimalistic and I did not want to use numbers. Finally I found right size round red stickers and I painted them plack.

Instructions:

  1. Measure and mark the center of the rear wall.
  2. Drill the hole for clockwork shaft.
  3. Attach the clock mechanism without the indicators.
  4. Use the printed clock-face template to mark places for clock numbers.
  5. Attach the clock numbers, I used small round stickers.
  6. Attach the hands of the clock.

Photos:

Clockwork and printed clock-face template

Photo: Clockwork and printed clock-face template

Drilled hole in the center of the rear wall

Photo: Drilled hole in the center of the rear wall

Clockwork mechanism inside the shelf

Photo: Clockwork mechanism inside the shelf

Clockwork shaft

Photo: Clockwork shaft

Use spike (or knife) to mark places for clock numbers

Photo: Use spike (or knife) to mark places for clock numbers

2 of 12 clock numbers still missing

Photo: 2 of 12 clock numbers still missing

Expedit embedded clock

Photo: Expedit embedded clock

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