When I recently posted a close-up picture of one of our two grandfather clocks for a photo challenge, there was quite a bit of interest to see more of this handmade clock. So I took some additional pictures to share! Hubby’s uncle Lawrence was quite a craftsman to make these magnificent timepieces.
Here is the black walnut clock that resides in the great room. Its face was the subject in my close-up photo. We’ve had this beauty for over 20 years and it was the first one that we purchased. As I mentioned in an earlier post, the wood was from a 100 year old tree that was in the front yard of his wife’s childhood home. Wood this lovely doesn't require a stain because it is the real thing!
A couple years later, we decided to have Lawrence make us another one, this time a bit fancier and made of natural cherry. This clock now graces our front center hallway, tucked in-between the double arches. So we don’t drive ourselves too crazy with a lot of “dong-dong-donging” going on, we have only this clock set to strike on the quarter, half, and hour increments.
Hope you enjoyed this little show and tell tour!