You will need a small three shelf bookcase. 2 feet wide, 40 inches high. You can scale this up for a bigger bookshelf if you have the room. I picked the dark finish for the interior since you can also buy it in white.
A trip or two to the home center:Lumber or Timber:
Approximate, since I had some leftover scraps I used from previous projects
1"x 3" stock (2 - six footers)
1"x 2" stock (8 - six footers)
2"x 3" stock (1 - 8 footer) for the base
pencils or 5/16" dowels
sheet of 1/4" thick hardboard, can use thin plywood or mdf
3/8" square stock for window frames
1/2" square stock to frame the POLICE BOX sign
shoe moulding to frame callbox sign
Many of the pieces were built up by just gluing edge to edge. They weren't structural parts so no need to dowel or biscuit the joints. You can never have enough clamps.
I used pocket joinery for many of the structural elements. A special jig is used to drill angled holes. The pocket hole screw reinforces the joint.
Since this was a late at night project, I tried to avoid using power tools. You know how I like my neighbors but I did need to use the router table.
I did most cuts with a handsaw, backsaw/miterbox but a fine ryoba or japanese handsaw would have been nice. I did without my jigsaw and power sander.
I did use my Craftsman cordless drill/driver. http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00917191000P?prdNo=2&blockNo=2&blockType=G2
And I broke out my router/router table. Lamp housing:
They sell replacement wall lantern covers. This one for a jar lamp was made from plastic and looked right for the project. Decoration:
paint in a nice shade of TARDIS blue - the can of navy blue seemed too dark and the deep blue seemed a richer color.
paint primer - always prime your bare wood to get a nice paint finish, I always have a 2-gallon bucket of the house paint primer around for various projectsHardware:
4 sets of 2" hinges for the doors
two metal handles for the callbox and doorGraphics:
I found a callbox sign on the internet but it didn't look aged enough. I used GIMP to spray paint it with some gray pattern to make it look worn.
I had to create the POLICE BOX sign since it had to fit the space for the sign. It was 1 1/2 x 18 inches. I couldn't figure out how to get the printer to print out larger on two pages so I just cut the graphic in half and printed it out on one page. I will glue it together when done. It was just white text on a black background.
I also created a window texture. I box filled with ice pattern and gave it some shadows by spray painting with a galaxy texture.
I have a paper laminator so I will encase the graphics in plastic sheeting. You can use adhesive laminating paper or clear shelf liner with adhesive to simulate the glass covering.
Lotsa glue, I recommend yellow carpenter's glue, better tack and quicker drying than white
Hot glue gun to attach the various partsCAUTION: Know your tools and use eye protection where needed. Hot glue is hot and can burn. Having an immense amount of tools laying around is a danger in itself. Operation of a TARDIS should be left to someone who knows which button to press.