I wanted an original clock, but couldn’t find one I liked. So I decided to make my own. I found the lid of an old oak barrel and sanded it down, before chiselling out a square in the back. Then I rubbed it with oil and added iron door numbers for the clock numerals. I attached hands to the spindle and fixed the battery-operated clock movement into the square at the back. My friends are amazed at the transformation, and it looks great in my kitchen.
Phil Paisley, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear