Here are three clocks I made out of pallet wood. They vary in size depending on the hand’s length. Movement is sweep motion (not ticking) to give them a high-end quality. The wood was sanded and stained with an antique-style color (with the exception of one that is only sanded to preserve a raw look).
The movement is embedded in the wood so they can be installed almost in contact with a wall. You don’t need too many skills to complete this project, only the proper tools, and patience. You will need a single plank from which you cut 3 to 4 pieces of the same length.
Ideally, have a miter saw, orbital sander, drill press, wood glue (or stud strap tie from any real hardware store), and the most important tool that will make the difference; a 3-inch Forstner bit (to embed the movement). Thank you for reading and hope you find them nice looking!