One of the most elegant pieces of furniture to occupy a home is the Grandfather Clock. It is the focal point of any room and immediately presents a sense of royal surroundings with its elegant and charming chimes.
The Sawdust Inn will now honor the fine craftsmanship of clock-making by building its version of the “Columbia” grandfather clock from Klockit’s exclusive Cooper Collection.
Standing over seven feet tall and 26″ wide, this beautiful design features the renowned German-made Hermle movement on the inside and intricate fluted columns and arched moldings on the outside. This project will require hand crafting more than 80 individual pieces of precision-cut, hand-selected cherry wood.
We are looking forward to getting started on this project and hope you will follow the upcoming blog series. Especially for woodworkers, we’ll be doing a video series on some of the more difficult-to-make parts. For non-woodworkers, you’ll get an inside look at the detailed craftsmanship required to create this stately project.
Our first step will be to construct the main frame, which requires a first-time woodworking technique for the Sawdust Inn. Let’s get started!
P.S. I invite you to read my personal blog on an event that happened more than 40 years ago, when my mother was surprised with a grandfather clock. It’s a touching story that inspires me as I build this clock and I’m sure it will inspire you.
Disclosure: Klockit has provided me with a copy of the Columbia clock plan and components in exchange for providing a blog series of the build. I received the products at a discounted price and am under no obligation to return them.