Table of Contents
- 3Photos of construction part 1
- 4Photos of construction part 2
- 6Plans - Front, floor and footprint
- 7Plans - Base, floor, and wall layout
- 8Plans - Top and roof (millimetres)
- 9Plans - Top and roof (inches)
- 10Plans - The sign
- 11Plans - Details
- 12Plans - Fixed walls - metric
- 13Plans - Fixed wall - standard
- 14Plans - Wall/door - metric
- 15Plans - Wall/door - standard
- 16Materials overall
- 17Framing wood by section - metric
- 18Framing wood by section - standard
- 19Cutting list (frame)
- 20Step 1. Cut the frame pieces to length
- 21Step 2. Rip the relevant pieces to the required widths
- 22Step 3. Make the base
- 23Step 4. Make up the pillars
- 24Step 5. Assemble and stand the frames
- 25Step 6. Make the head (top section)
- 26Step 7. Make the walls
- 27Step 8. Install the walls, head, and door
- 28Step 9. Shape and fix the mullions
- 29Step 10. Shape and fix the decorative pillar top pieces
- 30Step 11. Paint time
- 31Step 12. Make the windows
- 32Step 13. Add the 'police call box' sign
- 33Step 14. Final touches (almost)
- 34Roof lamp Introduction
- 35Roof lamp Plans
- 36Sourcing the components
- 38The lamp container cap
- 39Fibreglassing the cap
- 40The lamp container base
- 41Threaded rod to the cap
- 42Assemble the lamp container
- 43Put in a light or two
- 44The lights go on
The lamp container cap
For the dome in the cap I used the wire mesh cut out of a cheap kitchen sieve. For the flange I cut a ring out of a piece of 10mm (3/8″) thick plywood. I stuck the domed-shape wire mesh into the ring and fibreglassed over it.
Using a card board radial arm mark a circumference on a piece of 10mm (3/8″) thick piece of plywood with a diameter of 135mm (5 1/4″). Cut it out.
Drill (or cut) a 105mm (4 1/8″) hole in the middle of it with a hole saw, jigsaw, or by any other means.
Find an appropriate size cheap kitchen sieve (strainer).
With a craft knife cut the mesh from the handle. Push it (the mesh) into the flange hole so it protrudes 32mm (1 1/4″) through the flange.
Use the plywood center off-cut to hold the mesh against the flange. Sit it on a pillar (plastic container, jar, etc) and run a bead of glue between the mesh and flange around the rim.
When the glue has dried, tidy up (sand excess glue) and with a craft knife cut off any excess wire mesh on the underside of the lamp cap.