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No space for a kitchen clock? How about this!

The problem with an uncluttered kitchen was finding a place for a kitchen clock. Two years later I had a eureka moment for a place for this ‘3D LED’ clock, powered by a regular USB charger. A glue gun fixed it in place.

Total time 10 minutes to find USB cable and 10 minutes to find glue gun = 20 minutes.

Total cost
£10 – £15 for the clock which may or not come with a charger.

IKEA item used:
  • Used IKEA JUTIS door – other see-through furniture doors may be suitable.*
ikea jutis kitchen door

JUTIS | IKEA.com

Other materials:
  • Digital kitchen clock
  • Glue gun
  • USB cable

Related: Make a countdown timer using IKEA clocks


Instructions for digital kitchen clock

First, get the clock. Search eBay, Amazon or Gearbest for 3D white LED clock and check the dimensions. The 400mm JUTIS black glass door has a space for a 190mm clock.

My clock is 210mm long so it’s glued behind the door at an angle until I find a smaller size clock. But hey, it works! (It doesn’t seem to matter if the leftmost hour digit is obscured – that hour position only shows a ‘one’).

Cool kitchen clock built into black Jutis glass door

*Works with other stuff
This idea not only works with the black JUTIS door on IKEA Kitchens, it ought to work with the diffused glass or plastic doors found on other IKEA storage.

Cool kitchen clock built into black Jutis glass door


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Cool kitchen clock built into black Jutis glass door

Oh and another thing. The space above the kitchen wall unit was just tall enough to fit a Sony sound ‘bar’ that’s normally used under a TV. This model HT-X2 has Chromecast built-in so you can use a Google device to play music while your food cooks.

Cool kitchen clock built into black Jutis glass door

~ by Roger Fro


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