Hiya! That’s such a good idea! You know, I would have a completely fandom-themed room if I wasn’t moving out in like 3 years :((((((((( But I think you should totally do it! GO FOR IT, it’s actually the most self-satisfying thing ever and not a day goes by where I don’t appreciate my bookshelf (just to sort of blow my own horn a bit). Actually what happened was I designed it and begged my dad (because he’s quite the handyman) and initially he said he would if I made proper building dimensions and plans, but in the end he looked them over and decided it would be too difficult for him but luckily for us our neighbour is a cabinet maker by trade and said he would do it very cheaply with just the cost of materials, so my dad agreed to pay for it as my 18th birthday present. I actually have a how-to post if you want to use that :) http://bowtiesandginghamshirts.tumblr.com/post/27899002347/how-to-make-my-tardis-bookshelf
Ummmm I live in New Zealand so it’s highly unlikely that you’ll actually have the opportunity to receive it but if you live in New Zealand you’d have to actually get in contact with my neighbour, so if you want to come off anon I can get you in touch? :)
My best friend may not watch Doctor Who
yet but she still knows how to make a fucking incredible christmas gift for a die-hard Whovian
Hey there! Sorry it took a while to reply to this!
The windows are 6.5cm wide and 9cm tall
The rectangle indents are 21cm wide and 30cm tall
The thickness of the wood is 1.5cm
I actually couldn’t tell you about the stickers for the signs, basically I google searched ‘Police Public Call Box sign’ and found the images for both of them, and then went into a place that makes industrial stickers and got them to make it for me.
The dimensions for the top one is 35 x 4.5cm
And the bottom one is 17.5 x 24.5cm
The paint doesn’t have a name cus we just got the guy at the hardware store to mix it, but if you go online and search TARDIS paint code or something like that, you should be able to find details that will help you :)
No worries at all, it’s my pleasure! Don’t hesitate to ask again if I missed anything x
And thus, I have realised that maybe I am willing to fork out 100 bucks on a small piece of fabric
Actually, I had a lot of trouble regarding paint but essentially I just went into the paint store and got them to mix paint for me, and chose from the shades they said they could make. I decided that seeing it was my very own TARDIS I would make it a brighter blue, because I’m a pretty bubbly bright person. So just choose one that suits your personality, or one you think is closest to the TARDIS and they’ll mix it for you at the paint store :)
HI THERE. Ok so I have gotten countless messages both on here and on facebook asking how to make my precious blue box, so I decided that I will make a MASTER POST ON MAKING YOUR OWN TIME MACHINE!
Sorry if the instructions are bad - I’m not actually the one who built this so it will by no means be written in builder lingo.
Ok well first, you’re going to want to measure it to the space you’re putting it in - trust me you are going to need a LOT of space!
mine’s a 64 x 64cm square all around. Now that’s actually REALLY big once it’s open. The height isn’t a big deal as long as you don’t have a low roof and it doesn’t look to skinny if you get what I mean.
Also, the whole thing will be very heavy so it is going to have to literally be attached to the wall it’s against. This doesn’t mean you’ll have to screw holes in your wall - it just means you need to find some form of suspension so that the whole thing doesn’t sag. USE OIL PAINT. Don’t think you can get away with water based acrylic unless you are a painter by trade. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD USE OIL PAINT. I wasted A LOT of time and money you have no idea. DO NOT keep it outside EVEN WHEN YOU ARE PAINTING IT. The shape/design of it will sag and warp as a result of wind and sun and it will be VERY difficult to fix. Also just a post-production tip; you’ll want to use the doors for just dvds or little things, as they’re not really designed to take the weight of say, heavy books and stuff. Hmmm I’m really not sure what else I can add but of course if during the process you have any specific questions I’ll be MORE than welcome to answer them, or get the builder to answer them :)
I’d love to see photos when it’s done if you do end up making one :D
I hope you don’t mind that I published this ask on my page, it’s just that I have a lot of other followers who are interested and this might help them a bit :)
Hiya there! Your daughter is COOL!
My father helped me design it, and then we gave the plans to my neighbour who built it.
I understand this is slightly problematic but I assure you, if you have a friend who can build well, or you yourself are good at building, then I will be more than welcome to show you my designs and also ask my neighbour any tips he has on making it. I have to warn you, it’s quite costly ><
Hehee 18th birthday but thank you regardless :3
I got it from my neighbour, my dad paid for him to make it. If you want one yourself just draw up your own designs and measure it the size you want it - I would recommend making it not very wide as it doubles when you open it - and then find someone to make it! I’m not entirely sure how much it was as it was a birthday present but i know that the paint was about $150 NZD and the dresser would have been over $600 NZD to make - because the builder was my neighbour I’m sure he didn’t charge much for labour. Hope that helps!
I drew up the plans and gave em to my dad, who then said “oHhhHh nOOooOOo that’s too hard for meeee” but then conveniently remembered that our neighbour bUILDS CUPBOARDS FOR A LIVING and so we gave the plans to him, he tweeked them a bit, and built it in less than a month! Me and my parents painted it and fitted in the noisey bits :3
Happy 18th Birthday to meeee!
Also, thanks to all my friends who bought me books and DVDs to fill this baby up!!
Did I mention it starts playing Dr Who themed songs/noises when you open the left door? Because it does :D
so for my eighteenth i have been getting some great presents but omg lisa made me a tardis notebook and filled it with UGLY AS FUCK photos of me but omg THIS IS SO COOOOL
God, the things you find on trading sites
I saw this TARDIS for sale in New Zealand on TradeMe and just look at this shit
it lights up
and the seller had put in a rather good description
One careful owner (in 11 guises) with only 20 million years on the clock which is low for this particular model.
Spacious interior with all mod and futuristic cons (this isn’t one by the way).
All the normal dimensions though this version can either be flatpacked and sent at your cost, or we can dematerialise and send by the traditional method if you provide time and location co-ordinates. However those in the know will realise that time travel through the vortex is highly unreliable so we strongly recommend paying for the freight.
this is just perfect i mean really
and a commentor oh lord
Hi, well i need to go back to 1995 so i can NOT ask my stupid wife to marry me, can this machine go to exact times? and also can it transport an axe, rope, duct tape and bubbel gumb all in one go? cheers
i love new zealand whovians, honestly
100 POINTS FOR GALLIFREY.