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Project by cstrang posted 12-31-2013 12:50 AM 4273 views 15 times favorited 29 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m a wee bit of a Doctor Who fan… If you haven’t already figured that one out and I’m sure you can all relate to needing more shop space so I figured I’d turn the shop door into a Tardis. I haven’t really figured out the interior dimensional changes as of yet but I think it has to do with the “Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey…Stuff”. All jokes aside, the door to the shop needed to be painted, but why just paint it white again and have nobody notice it? Especially when you have enough materials laying around the shop to make the door into something cool. I skinned the door with 1/4” birch ply then split some 4/4 oak for the panels. The biggest pain of this job was the police public call box header, St. John Ambulance logo and the lettering on the door, I was going to just get a few stickers made up but then decided to stencil it all out and paint it, pardon the pun but I had my work cut out for me. The windows are frosted glass painted white on the back. The blue was matched to Matt Smith’s Tardis, latex paint that I sprayed on due to my hate of brushing it on. All in all, I am pleased with how it turned out… Not everyone can say they have a Tardis in the basement lol.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#1 posted 12-31-2013 01:32 AM

Geronimo! This is a great idea.

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#2 posted 12-31-2013 01:35 AM

Way cool.

-- Gary D.

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#3 posted 12-31-2013 01:45 AM

That’s awesome, very unique, great job

-- steve, simple and effective

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#4 posted 12-31-2013 01:55 AM

“Yes, that’s the TARDIS. And I’m going to pilot it all the way to London. I can be there five minutes ago.” ~The Doctor

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 12-31-2013 01:57 AM

way to go chris, good idea..this might inspire me to do something with my shop door…hmmm this has me thinking

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 12-31-2013 02:44 AM

Great job! Several years ago, I did something very similar for the closet door in my daughter’s bedroom. Started with a hollow core door, added slats of wood to add the relief of the door and window panels. I made the letters by hand, but sprayed them and the window panes with glow in the dark paint. She loves it.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#7 posted 12-31-2013 03:36 AM

So freakin’ cool! Now to make your screwdrivers a bit more sonic ;-)

-- Eric - "I'm getting proficient with these hand jobbers. - BigRedKnothead"

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#8 posted 12-31-2013 04:02 AM

Airframer, I had an extendable silver flashlight that I used to have in my work pants pocket all the time, just so happened that it looked a lot like David Tennants sonic screwdriver and whenever something wouldn’t work quite right I’d always take it out and make the sonic sound… never worked but usually did well to add some comic relief.

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#9 posted 12-31-2013 04:46 AM

Oh no every time you go through that door there is always going to be a slight disappointment on the other side.

This is awesome and I dream of doing the police call box all the time in some kind of fashion but this is genius and just adds such a cool environment. Looks absolutely fantastic!

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#10 posted 12-31-2013 01:07 PM

Great work with this! Now if you could just travel back in time and get some real good bargains on hand tools.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 12-31-2013 01:49 PM

Very Nice!

I haven’t tried my hand at a tardis of any size yet, but have had plans to do so. Keep it up.

-- Molon Labe

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#12 posted 12-31-2013 03:14 PM


-- Mike from Buffalo "A man spends the first half of his life learning habits that shorten the other half of his life."

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#13 posted 12-31-2013 03:35 PM

Love it. And “Doctor Who” too. Nicely done.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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#14 posted 12-31-2013 05:56 PM

That’s great! I am working out plans to make a Dalek wine bottle holder for a friend right now.

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#15 posted 12-31-2013 08:03 PM

Great Idea and Great Job!! The Time Lords are pleased, just keep the Cybermen away from the cutting tools and keep the Weeping Angels away from everything.

Happy New Year X 1000.

-- Leafherder

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