Kevin’s Dr. Who TARDIS

Viewer Project - By Kevin Thoman from Fort Wayne, IN
Added on June 21, 2011

A client for my remodeling business asked if I could build a TARDIS model from the sci-fiction show “Dr. Who”. I said first of all, “What is a Tardis?” and then decided to go for it.

Found original prop dimensions from the show online and then scaled down 1/4. The outer posts are solid maple, the panels, rails and styles are poplar. The small trim around the windows and signs (Lexan sanded to diffuse light) are maple as well. There is a three light LED puck in the hip roof ceiling that back lights the interior. I matched the color with paint tint and brushed on the interior white and exterior blue and then applied urethane for durability. The top beacon light is actually a stainless steal drain pipe from a hardware store and there is a slot in the top to allow coinage to fall through. I have a hand cut dovetailed cherry box that I am going to give to the clients to collect the coins.


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