I've decided I want to put the interior TARDIS door on the back wall of the
console room. It's slightly anachronistic with my console room's other features, but I like
new door in place
I made the door from MDF, which is incredibly dense, and also produces horrid dust.
But it doesn't have a wood grain the way plywood does.
Making the handle took some work.
photo of the real handle
the bits I started with
I decided the glue would not be strong enough,
so I predrilled and countersunk holes and it still split
(I think the predrilled holes were slightly too small)
With more glue and some filler
After that I sanded, and applied filler build primer.
And sanded. And sprayed . And sanded. And sprayed:
And then sprayed with 'aluminium' spray paint
And finally sprayed a couple of coats of laquer
It's not perfect by any means, but it'll do.