I have been doing some research on costs to help me decide which project I want to do. I would really like to build a Grandfather clock because it is something that I would get to keep after my Senior Project is done and put in my home someday. I was just worried about the cost. I searched on the internet for clock parts and found that I can get a fairly nice clock face for under $150. A nice pendulum costs around $250-$300. I am not sure what else I would need besides wood and nails, screws, wood glue, etc. I researched what kind of wood is best for building a Grandfather clock, and I found that traditionally they are usually made of Oak or Cherry wood. I really like Cherry wood, but it says that Cherry wood is not as easy to work with as Oak, so I will probably use Oak. I looked at prices of wood on the Internet, even though I will probably buy them locally so I can see what I am getting, and I think I should be able to stay under $100 for my lumber. I need to talk to my parents to see what they think, but I am leaning toward building a Grandfather clock if I can keep the price under $500-$600. I will also check with one of the carpenters in the area to see if they think I could use Oak wood and keep the cost reasonable. I will also look at Menards to see the price of Oak.