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Make Your Own Tardis Door

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Before I start I have to give credit to this Instructable here that gave me the idea for this project. That Instructable however is just pictures, so after making my own, I thought I'd make a step-by-step instruction so all of you DIYers can make your own Tardis doors or rooms. I didn't have the necessary items to build an entire Tardis, but I thought this alone would add some interesting depth to the room.

Materials:
* Tape Measure
* Steel Square
* Ruler
* Painters Tape
* Paint (Black, White, Blue. I used "Captivating" 24-14 by Pratt & Lambert, but use your discretion to what color you want)
* Paintbrushes (1", 2")
* Newspapers or Dropcloth 
* Screwdrivers
* Pencil
* Sharpie
* Eraser
* Printer
* Exacto Knife or sharp blade
 
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Step 1: Measuring!

I was able to find a diagram online of a full Tardis' dimensions, but I needed to scale it down to the size of my door, so after some calculations I came up with this. The decimals were because I had to scale it down, but for the not so simple ones I added the fractions. For reference, my door was 79 in x 28 in. Feel free to scale this up or down to the size of your door. 

Materials:
* Printer
I love this!!!!!
playtemple19 months ago
Awesomeness!!!!!!!!! (-8
the_kcar10 months ago
A minor note, for apartment dwellers and other renters: I've seen amazing drawings rendered on butcher paper and plain sheets hemmed and hung. Applying a dry poster to a door is perfectly acceptable to your rental/lease agreement, I'm sure. And I know a few Whovians who will LOVE this 'ible :)
A simple quarter inch sheer of Luan cut to the size of the door, with some form of hanger attached to the top and sides bent at 90 degrees would allow damage-less attachment similar to those over the door hangar doohickies to do this for an Apartment dweller. you would logically need one on each side to prevent sway and one or two on the top either centered (one) or one near each corner, and notch it for the door handle.
Will the doorknobs still fit with this on? Sounds like a great idea. I was thinking of canvas, but I like your idea best. Then the Tardis can travel with you!
the_kcar SuzyMac9 months ago
Doorknob would fit, if notched. If you use something cloth-based, you can set up fold-seam that can be resealed later. Luan, though, would be better for durability, but might be a one-door-fit...tricky. Hard to say.Weighted base for a curtain was what I'd seen.
Being a Dr. Who fan I have seen many Doors done int he Tardis theme, this one is exceptionally well done.
It is Huh? Same here, this one fooled me. I thought the panels were real when I first looked and it, and the signs & such. <3 sweet
dad_a_monk10 months ago
 I have seen a LOT of sites and projects reference this sign with Immediately misspelled. Here's a link to a correctly spelled and layed out Police Telephone Box Sign 

http://th01.deviantart.net/fs5/PRE/f/2006/348/d/c/police_box_sign_by_steelgohst.jpg
I know I didn't say it, although with this project it doesn't really need to be said, THIS INSTRUCTABLE ROCKS!
Ya Boy!! LOVE This. Want. To. Make... I wish I could time-travel to a place where I had the time, but this will def go on the bucket list <3
Robnelson10 months ago
I think you meant to say "Take off the doorknob with your SONIC screwdrivers." right?  You cannot build a TARDIS with a regular screwdriver.
A sonic screwdriver won't work. The door is made of wood.
SuzyMac girleight9 months ago
great answer...
SuzyMac9 months ago
OMG!!! I am twelve again! Putting this on canvas to make it apt friendly!!!
Thanks for the gorgeous technique! The one spot I seem to have missed was the wash you may have put on after the initial blue? Imma go look at it again...
Howder19519 months ago
have I got a place for this!. What a great instruct able, well done!
lgrenbek10 months ago
My daughter is a whovian!! When she saw it, she went speechless ( rare moment). We decided to make this.
Thank you very much for instructable!!
Great idea and instructable!
DualPhase10 months ago
Good project. Simple yet looks good.
ChekWriter10 months ago
Excellent idea. Wish that I owned my door to do this. WIll keep your link for future use.

Thank you for great instructions.
Cstukane (author) 10 months ago
Thanks all for the positive feedback! Glad to know I've inspired some more projects from you all. I'll fix the sign now, and any other notes or suggestions are always welcome.
bbbreit10 months ago
Outstanding project! At a glance, the police telephone sign looks great, but be careful... Immediately is spelled wrong on it!
panzerfaust37910 months ago
Super, gonna do it.
sibu10 months ago
Pantone 2955c is called Tardis Blue for anyone that wants to do this, which, if I didn't live in a apartment, I would be doing in a heartbeat. Well done!
thebeatonpath sibu10 months ago
Thanks for the tip!
thebeatonpath10 months ago
This is BRILLIANT! I think I will do this for my boys' door. They will treasure it!
who1buffy10 months ago
great project. uber cool!
cheffy110 months ago
this is perfect timing. we are planning a Dr. Who inspired dinner at the school where I work. there are double doors leading into the dining room. I'm now thinking of covering them with paper and following your painting instructions.
dwebb510 months ago
I love it <3 The TARDIS landed in my living room, but it's stuck in the wall!
askjerry10 months ago
I really like this... at first I didn't realize it was a flat door painted to look like panels. Nicely done, and a great instructable too.
captinvidio10 months ago
EXTANT and fun to do
Brilliant.
TampaGeek10 months ago
If only my wife would let me do this to the door out to the garage... maybe someday. In any event, very nice job!! I love the shading technique you used.
rafagames10 months ago
Does the screwdriver need to be sonic?
I'll put this door on my tv-show-room, when I have one :D
Cool project!
eleanor160010 months ago
I love doctor who and so does my sister when i show her this she will go crazy in a good way. Lol. Great job.
Akai Koru10 months ago
Awesome job. Looks fantastic!
d_duck10 months ago
Great project. Good detail in your instructions. I'm going to have to try this.
kifany10 months ago
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tdc220210 months ago
Very nice "ible" ! I can see many other effects you can do this with. Thanks for sharing.
bofarr10 months ago
Great geek trompe l'oeil effect! Thanks for sharing...
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