T.A.R.D.I.S. side panels and doors assembled

T.A.R.D.I.S. Construction; panels and doors

T.A.R.D.I.S. side panels and doors assembled

T.A.R.D.I.S. side panels and doors assembled

Summary

Doors and side panels are assembled. These are one of the most important features distinguishing the T.A.R.D.I.S. from any old blue box or closet on the streets of London.

The panels are inset. I could have constructed these with one sheet of thin plywood or pressboard, and simply attached strips of 1″ x 3″ strips to make the pattern, but with limited space I didn’t want to add any extra thickness to the assembled product than necessary.

I routed out 3/8 inches along the edges of the 1″ x 3″ strips, and cut the pressboard to fit in the routed out rectangles, after the frames were assembled. I glued the pressboard pieces to the frames, hoping that glue along the edge, and under the edges of the front of the panel would be sufficient. During later stages of assembly, it proved to be quite strong, and with paint flowing into the cracks, probably even stronger after the paint dried.

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