Pallet-Clock-Stage-Design

Pallet Clock

Now this is a unique use of pallets from Laura Blechle and White Flag Christian Church in St. Louis, MO.

This is their version of the popular reclaimed wood wall. They made it from free pallets that they found at a local recycling center. They were then cut apart using a Sawzall. They were afraid that they would not have enough reclaimed wood, so they began with a base of longer cedar boards that they had left over from another stage design.

Their inspiration came from Journey Church and their Over Throne design. Their walls were actually 5 sections, each 8’w x 12’h. Once they were all screwed together, the total wall length was 40’. It was 2×4 construction faced with thin plywood. The slats were attached to the wall using a nail gun.

The clock was added by staining a large, dark circle onto the wall. The roman numerals were made from extra reclaimed slats that we whitewashed. The clock hands were cut from hardboard and painted off white. The clock hands do not move – they were nailed on. Lastly, they added a few real trees with tree stands built from extra lumber and painted black.

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9 responses to Pallet Clock

  1. This stage design is awesome! We’re beginning work on building a pallet wall but i had a question about the single light fixtures that use antique bulbs. where do you get those & how are they wired/used?

    • To save some money, we just bought standard black lamp sockets and wired lamp cord to them, added a plug and then plugged them into power strips that were then plugged into dimmer packs. The bulbs are called edison bulbs and I bought them through 1000bulbs.com. Good Luck.

  2. This is awesome! Did you guys sand the wood before staining? What would your estimated total man hours be for this?

    • David,
      No, we did not sand the wall before staining. Since we already had the wall, adding the clock only took about 6 hours. That includes staining the circle and cutting, painting and hanging the numerals. The only cost was $10.00 for a can of stain which we applied with rags.

  3. Honestly I’d really love to know how you worked the trees out. That’s for sure something we were going to incorporate. Where did they come from?

    • Philly,
      Our church has several acres located near a river where there are several small trees growing. We just cut them down and attached boards to the base to make them stand. You can see the pattern of the boards on the last picture posted – they are screwed into the tree and each other.

  4. I too love those trees, but I’m wondering where a church in the middle of Los Angeles might get something like that (There’s not many trees to chop down around here! LOL)
    Angeleno

  5. Clayton Milagres November 9, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    I have a similar structure in my church and I want to make this decoration . But I know , as you did the wall to stand in a small space behind ?

  6. How many pallets would you estimate it took for that?

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