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Building a Police Box   a.k.a. The Doctor's TARDIS

Materials overall

Find out the standard lengths of wood available at your wood supplier and work out how much you will need to get the cuts listed below. Your supplier could even do that for you. Common standard lengths in some stores are 6 ft (1800 mm), 8 ft (2400 mm), 10 ft (3000 mm), and 12 ft (3600 mm), 16 ft (4800 mm), and 18 ft (5400 mm), but these vary.
Note: The metric (mm) measurements given throughout this project are not an exact match to their equivalent imperial (inch) counterparts. Use one system or another but don't mix and match.
Why? Go to the 'Explanations' page for an explanation.

Wood - metric

90 mm x 90 mm 4 @ 1430 mm, 4 @ 2175 mm
90 mm x 45 mm 1 @ 1250 mm
140 mm x 45 mm 4 @ 2275 mm
190 mm x 45 mm 4 @ 2275 mm, 4 @ 1030 mm
90 mm x 35 mm 8 @ 2175 mm
140 mm x 35 mm 4 @ 1210 mm, 4 @ 1140 mm
190 mm x 35 mm 4 @ 1230 mm, 4 @ 1280 mm
150 mm x 25 mm 10 @ 1370 mm

Wood - standard

3½" x 3½" 4 @ 57¼", 4 @ 87"
1½" x 3½" 1 @ 50¼", 8 @ 87"
1½" x 5½" 4 @ 91", 4 @ 48¾", 4 @ 45¾"
1½" x 7½" 4 @ 91", 4 @ 41¾", 4 @ 49¼" , 4 @ 51¾"
1" x 6" 10 @ 53¾"

PLYWOOD
6 sheets of 1200 mm x 2400 mm (4 ft x 8 ft) marine grade plywood (or other suitable for exterior use) a minimum of 12 mm (1/2") thick.
Note: I used plywood 12 mm (1/2") thick because of availability at the time. A thicker plywood, say 15 mm to 19 mm (5/8" to¾") would probably be better, though it's more expensive.

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OTHER MATERIALS
Galvanized angle fixing brackets: about 50 mm x 50 mm x 50 mm (2" x 2" x 2") - 32 of.
Wall top trim: Shape out of 90 mm x 25 mm (1 x 3½") stock. You will need 4.8m (16 ft) of.
Mullions: shape out of 70 mm x 25 mm (1 x 2½") stock. You will need 8 metres (28 ft) of.
windows: acrylic, flashing tape (window bars), glue - refer to 'Step 12. Make the windows.'
Trim around the sign: Shape out of 38 mm x 18 mm (3/4" x 1½") stock - you will need 8 metres (28 ft) of.

You will also need an assortment of nails, screws, and glue.

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