This home ambient weather station is a lot of fun and really easy to make. I’ve been wanting one of these for years, but I never realized that each of the gauges are available online. I always assumed I’d just buy one. Most of the weather stations I’ve seen are usually wall mounted. I really wanted one that would sit on a bookshelf or a desk. The weather station I made has a thermometer, hygrometer, and a barometer. I choose 3 elements, but there are other things you can choose from as well such as clocks etc. Also I think a nice 2 gauge display would have worked nicely as well. For weather forecasting though the barometer is probably the most important. I have a page posted on the site with tips for weather forecasting. It’ll give you basic information for using your barometer.
I was able to build this home weather station using just one board without any tricky glue ups or joinery work. I made mine out of Oak, and stained it with an Oak Finish and Semi Gloss Sealer. It has a great classic look and feel it, and should last for many years.
I put links at the bottom of this post where you can find some of the items I used to make this.
For a little extra help with this project I also put together a video of how I made this below.
Materials & Hardware
- (1) Thermometer Gauge
- (1) Hygrometer Gauge
- (1) Barometer Gauge
- (1) 1″ x 6″ x 4′ Board (I made mine out of oak)
Milling & Assembly
Items I Used to Finish this