My TARDIS is made of the following materials:
- 4 x 8 sheet of ½ CDX plywood4 by 8 sheets of ½ MDO plywood (this is plywood with smooth
paper/card bonded to the surfaces to give a flat grain-free matt
- 4 x 8 sheets of ½ MDF hardboard (this is a fibreboard material).
The sheets Ive bought are actually ½ larger in the flat
- 8 x 2 x 4 Standard and Better wall studs. Sizes are nominal, and they are actually 3 1/2 x 1 Ύ.
- 2 x 8 x 2 x 8 floor joists. (Again sizes are nominal)
- 1 x 5 clear VG fir. (actually Ύ by 4).
- Ό round 11/16 radius molding.
- Lots of wood glue.
- 3 #10 screws.
- 2 ½ #10 screws
- Bolts and furniture fasteners for the walls
- 2 x 4 sheet of clear acrylic
- A Jelly-jar light fitting.
- An 8 x 8 piece of thin hardboard or plywood
- A 36 piece of 3/8 metal tubing.
- 4 x 10 bolts, narrow enough to fit down the tubing
- Finishing nails
- Lots of spackling paste or wood filler to fill the screw holes.
- ½ x 1/8 flat moulding (for window mesh)
- 4 x 4 hinges for doors
- Door catch and flush-mounted lock
- Handle for the opening door
- Handle for the Pull to open door
- Recessed bolts for top and bottom of the door that normally remains closed
- 2 x 2 x 4 Fluorescent lighting diffusers
- Paint. Primer and Blue Paint. Pick your favourite shade of blue! I used a
couple of gallons of Carbon Blue which I picked up in
Lumbermens. I needed two coats in Satin, which is as flat as they
could do it.
And here's a list of the tools I used to build it.
- Table Saw.
I cant imagine doing this project without one. You need one
that can do 45 degree cuts, and which has a rip fence and sliding
guide with attack angle settings.
I actually use two one for drilling pilot holes and other
holes and one with a screwdriver bit. Changes bits for screw holes
would take a lot of time otherwise.
- Hole saw
(for the lock hole) which fits into the electric drill.
- Router with ½ bit
(you might be able to manage without this).
- Sticking plaster (Band aids)