Sneak Peek: Curio Cabinet Plan

The glass and lock escutcheon plate still need to be mounted, but we thought we’d share some sneak peek photos of the assembled curio cabinet that’s ready for final pre-finish sanding.

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This curio cabinet is multifunctional in that it can be used without shelf boards for draped quilt display (top opens and quilts are draped over rods that bridge the inside width of the cabinet and quilts hang down and viewed through the front door glass). OR… adjustable wood shelves can be placed in the cabinet so folded quilts can be displayed on the shelves and/or the shelves can hold books, framed pictures, and assorted memorabilia.

Here are some specifics on the cabinet:

– The overall dimensions are 45″ high x 23″ width x 15″ depth
– The front glass framed door has a locking feature, as does the cabinet side.
– The model is made of Red Oak and will be finished in medium oak with a satin finish.

This quilt display/curio cabinet plan is on schedule to be introduced to the Klockit line in September.

Tell us: Which color would you stain this piece? Leave a comment below!

Written By: Rachel Appner

Rachel is the Internet Marketing Coordinator for Klockit, responsible for creating and implementing social and online strategy.

Sneak Peek: Westmont Bracket Clock

We are pleased to announce the Westmont Bracket Clock, which has been given the official “go ahead” to proceed as a Klockit clock kit product. But before heading to the Klockit website to look up this beautiful gem, understand it’s still in the product development stage. However, we can certainly tantalize you with an exclusive preview!

This clock assembly features laminate-assembly base plates. When assembled, the combined plates create a gradually diminishing classical roman profile of coves with bead. westmont

The trim and end cap pieces promote a modest, yet stylish, ogee profile which gives way to single vein columns that frame the clock face opening in symmetric sophistication. A removable case back panel allows for quick and easy access to the clock movement within.

The result? Finished design perfection.

We have selected an elegant European-style clock face, with glass and hinged bezel to compliment the warm, natural hue of the solid cherry wood case assembly. While the initial premise of many new Klockit designs is to allow customers their choice of movement, the Westmont will prove to be no exception.

We plan to offer two different versions: A battery-operated quartz version (see #12001 for movement features) and a Westminster chime mechanical movement version (see #13006 for movement features). Both movements offer rich chimes and quality timekeeping that will continue to please throughout the many years you will enjoy this heirloom clock assembly.

There is plenty more to comment and compliment about this new kit assembly, which should be making its way to customers about mid 2013!

Questions about this new product? We’d love to answer them, please leave your question in a comment below!

Written By: Chris Akright

Chris is responsible for the kit, plan, and finishing technical support, which he has provided to Klockit customers for over 13 years. Chris also contributes new product designs, composes written/illustrated assembly manuals, and works to develop new kit and plan products for the Klockit catalog. Chris’s experience is the culmination of years of training under his mentor, and Klockit Designer, John Cooper.

Sneak Peek: Sterling Wall Clock Kit

A rewarding aspect of my job is receiving a new prototype kit and seeing how a design comes together as a real-life assembly.  Just opening the prototype box creates an air of excitement and anticipation like that of opening a package on Christmas morning. Except, these days I have a general idea of what is actually inside the box.

The latest box I received contains the prototype case assembly for the new Sterling Wall Clock Kit, which will be introduced to the Klockit line of kits sterling-wall-clock-kitwithin the next couple of months.  This stately wall clock will measure 11-7/8” H x 12” W x 5-5/8” D.  The cherry wood assembly is suitably adorned with flat, fluted columns and beveled, rectangular end caps.  The final touch of elegance encompasses an over-sized cove machined on the front and side edges of the top and bottom plates, which adds symmetry to the finished assembly.

Final component determinations are still being ironed out at this time. Rumor has it, however, that the Sterling will house Klockit’s Quartex clock movement (backed by a 10-year warranty) and a silver-colored, metal clock face, which contributes to the clock’s namesake.

I have always been a fan of sneak peeks and teasers, and I’m always thankful to receive a preliminary (albeit often rare) glimpse into future products in development. It rekindles that “Christmas-like” air of excitement and anticipation in me every time.  If the feeling is mutual, feel free to leave a comment on this blog thread.  Let us know if you would like to see more teasers of future products in development. Here at the “Klockit House of Ideas”, there is always something in the works…

Written By: Chris Akright

Chris is responsible for the kit, plan, and finishing technical support, which he has provided to Klockit customers for over 13 years. Chris also contributes new product designs, composes written/illustrated assembly manuals, and works to develop new kit and plan products for the Klockit catalog. Chris’s experience is the culmination of years of training under his mentor, and Klockit Designer, John Cooper.