Heartbeat of the Home
Welcome to Gullwood Clocks
The clocks are made individually in my workshop in the Mid-Coast of Maine. Most of my clocks are made of solid cherry or walnut finished with an oil or oil-varnish mix that lets the wood darken and mellow with age. This finish also allows the natural silky, sensual feel of the wood come through. Some are made of poplar and painted with a reproduction of the buttermilk paints used on Early American furniture. Some contemporary clocks are made of exotic woods such as zebrawood and purpleheart.
I use a variety of different movements. I personally prefer a mechanical movement in any clock. I use quality mechanical works from Hermle, a German company famous for clock movements for over one hundred years. Mechanical movements do, however, require a certain amount of owner involvement. While surprisingly accurate, they do not keep exact time. Mechanical clocks need to be wound regularly and oiled every few years. Also, a hand-crafted movement made of finely cut gears is more expensive than quartz works made of plastic. For me, these shortcomings are more than outweighed by the audible tick-tock of a mechanical movement that becomes the heartbeat of any home as the gentle gong notes the passing of the hours.
If mechanical movements aren't your style, most of my clocks are available with a silent quartz movement or a Hermle quartz chime movement that has an on/off switch, day/night mode, and volume control This movement allows you to select either a 4/4, Westminster strike, or bim-bam chimes on the hour and half-hour.
Customers can design their own clocks by mixing and matching elements of my designs to make a clock that is unique. Choices include clock style, movement, wood species, color, and glass design. Customers can email me with ideas and questions. Due to the individual nature of the clocks, hand styles may vary slightly from the examples on this website.
The woodwork and cabinetry in all clocks come with a lifetime guarantee. All works are guaranteed (excluding batteries) for two years from the date of purchase.
Some of my clocks are for sale at Gifts at 136 in Damariscotta, Maine.
Member National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors (NAWCC)