The finished device.
A commercially available radio was used for the electronics, and placed in a purpose built stained wood (pine with oak trim) cabinet, with brass trim. On the rear is placed extra electronics affording extra illumination for the bedroom when the alarm sounds.
The front panel controls are electrolytically copper plated, with sprinkles of fine brass filings into a protective coating.
The radio sits on a levitated base, with carved claw feet.
Brass wire inlay is used throughout for decorative effect.
To assist in gently waking the sleeper, a bright light eminating from the rear of the cabinet gradually illuminates the room, over the course of several minutes.