Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Making a Side Table my Own Way - Part 3 - Clock Table

Please check out Part 1 and Part 2 of this series to see how I designed and made this table.

After the table was stained, I first put vaseline in spots on the table base and legs as I describe in this post.
Then I painted with white paint on top, in a bit of a rough way, not being concerned about covering every bit of wood.  The vaseline stops the paint from getting through to the wood.  Once the paint is dry, I just rub away the vaseline and the stain shows in those parts.

Here is the underside of the table with the Z clips that I often use.  These clips are essential to allow for wood movement in the top (the clock part).  I wrote more about that here.

Here's another view of the finished clock table:

Now, you didn't think I'd only make just one triangular base did you?  I made another quite different table with the same base, I'll post about it soon.

For this project:

Sharing at the following blogs:
My Repurposed Life                        Miss Mustard Seed
Between Naps on the Porch             Primitive and Proper
Coastal Charm                                Brambleberry Cottage
Cedar Hill Ranch                             Very Merry Vintage Style
Knick of Time Interiors                     Savvy Southern Style
Elizabeth & Co.                               Faded Charm Cottage
Beyond the Picket Fence                 No Minimalist Here
House of Hepworths                        aka design
Common Ground                             Jennifer Rizzo
Shabby Art Boutique                       Too Much Time on my Hands
Funky Junk Interiors                        Under the Table and Dreaming


  1. I love that table! Did you paint the clock face too? That should sell really well.

  2. fabulous job! clocks look so hard to do, but you really nailed it!

  3. I love it, Julie! I'll be featuring you next week at Knick of Time Tuesday - thanks so much for sharing it with us!

    Angie @ Knick of Time

  4. great looking table Julie! :) Love the clock top!


  5. great table, love the clock face!

  6. What a fantastic table I did a clock table a month ago - but it's rectangle - this is just brilliant!
    Your newest follower - would love to have you come by and follow back

  7. Wow! This is amazing! You're incredible! I went all the way back to the post where you made the top and I've gotta say, I'd have NEVER done that with my router but I'm certainly going to try now! xo, Kimberly

  8. What a great table! Just perfect. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Beyond the Picket Fence. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/07/make-it-pretty-monday-week-8.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  9. Wow! What a great tutorial and what an awesome (as always) finished product!

  10. I love your table. I have a large round clock that I look the hands off and am trying to figure out what to do with it. Thought of putting a large chandelier stencil on it for a different look. Thanks for the tutorial.

  11. Hi Julia. Thanks for visiting. Of course you may use my compass table. I'm flattered!
    I love your clock table. Very creative. I may have to try the clock face next!!

  12. Love the llll o'clock!

  13. That is soooooo cool! I absolutely fell in love with it.

  14. Love your table! Fantastic job!

  15. I adore both of your tables Julie. Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday.


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