Make a Cool Skateboard Clock

Create a one-of-a-kind, completely customizable wall clock with skateboard decks.  

Large Scale Skateboard Wall Clock

Large Scale Skateboard Wall Clock

Create a skateboard wall clock

Photo by: Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

Materials Needed:

  • level
  • pencil
  • large scale wall clock DIY kit
  • pushpins
  • 4 standard skateboard decks
  • 4 skateboard trucks
  • (57) 1-1/2" black drywall screws
  • screwdriver
  • vinyl tape, in at least two widths
  • acrylic numbers, if not included in kit
  • furniture bun foot, at least 4-1/2" wide

Installing the Structure

Determine where the center of the clock will go. Use a push pin to hold the template in place using a level to make sure it is lined up correctly (Image 1) .Place the cover for the clock mechanism over the template and draw a light line around it. Mark light lines that extend at least 33 inches from the 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock lines. Center skateboard decks over these lines and 1” from the outline of the clock mechanism. Secure the decks to the wall with drywall screws in all of the holes (Image 2).
Move the clock template to 1 o’clock and make a mark at 45 centimeters or about 1-foot 5 inches (Image 3). Make the same pencil marks at 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10 and 11 o’clock. Position one set of trucks evenly between the marks at 1 and 2 o’clock. Secure the truck in place with drywall screws in all of the holes (Image 4). Repeat for the other trucks in the spaces between the decks.

Embellishing the Clock

Large Scale Skateboard Wall Clock

Large Scale Skateboard Wall Clock

Create a skateboard wall clock

Photo by: Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

Large Scale Skateboard Wall Clock

Large Scale Skateboard Wall Clock

Create a skateboard wall clock

Photo by: Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

Mark a final line about 1-1/2” in from the screws on each deck. Use this line as a guide for placing acrylic or vinyl numbers (Image 1). Mark the decks at 45 centimeters with the template. Use a level and a pencil to mark a line across the deck. Use this line as a guide to apply vinyl tape. Leave a gap of about 1/4" and make another line. Use it as a guide for a second, more narrow piece of vinyl tape (Image 2).
Place the cover for the clock mechanism over the bottom side of the furniture bun foot. This should be the side without the screw. Insert a screw in the provided hole to attach the cover to the bun foot (Image 3). Remove the screw and the clock cover. Remove the clock template from the wall and insert an anchor where the push pin was in the center of the template. Erase any visible pencil lines. Screw the bun foot to the wall in the anchor, using the screw provided. Attach the clock to the bun foot with the cover and screw in place. Add a battery and the hands and adjust the time. You're ready to roll!

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