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How I made my K2 Telephone Box
Author: Les Kenny; Editor: Maree Anderson


About the measurements used

The dimensions in this project are given in both imperial and metric.
All measurements are given in feet and/or inches first, followed by millimeters (mm) in brackets ().   For example: 2" x 4" (100mm x 50mm)

For rounding off purposes, the imperial sizes are not an exact match to the equivalent metric sizes.
For example, something built using the imperial (ft and in) measurements will be approximately 1.6% larger than the same item built using the metric measurements. The imperial measurements are more suited to North America. The metric measurements are more suited to Australasia.

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Most countries that use the metric system generally put the bigger numeral first, such as 100x50 (mm), whereas those that use the imperial system generally put the smaller numeral first, such as 2" x 4" (inches).

Also, both nominations have different finished (actual) sizes. That is, once the wood has been dressed (planed or surfaced).
For example: 2" x 4" (100mm x 50mm) when dressed will be more like 1½" x 3½" (90mm x 45mm).
Don't worry about the irregularities between the two; just use all one or the other.

Overview - the eight chapters

This documentation consists of eight chapters.
The first seven are the seven different stages of constructing the K2 telephone kiosk. Chapter eight is where you will find all the plans.
The seven stages of construction are: the head, the body frame, the neck and sign, the door and windows, the base and a bit of painting, putting it all together, and the ceiling and night light.
I constructed the head out of wood, hypertufa (very lightweight concrete), and fiberglass. I had never worked with the latter two before but found using both to be fun and easy.
The rest of the project was pretty much basic woodworking with a little bit of forethought.
Next is a map (drawing) of the phone box with part identification. From there you can jump straight to information about any particular part of the phone box - a visual index - and that is followed by a step-by-step account of how I made the phone box.
All the plans are in chapter eight, but some will be shown in the appropriate places as we follow the path of constructing a red British K2 Telephone Box.