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

Step 3. Make the base

rebating the base frame

The base frame cross-section

The base consists of 4 pieces of 90 mm x 90 mm (3½" x 3½") stock that are 1430 mm (57¼") long for the frame, 1 piece of 90 mm x 45 mm (1½" x 3½") stock that is 1250 mm (50¼") long for the middle floor joist, and 10 only 150 mm x 25 mm (1" x 6") floor boards that are approximately 1370 mm (54¾") long.

3.1. Make a rebate in the base frame to take the floor boards. Refer to the 'base frame cross-section' picture.

3.2. Cut the ends of the base frame pieces inwards 45°. Ensure that the measurement along the rise of the rebate is 1370 mm (54¾").

The base frame

3.3. Bevel the top edge along each frame member. Start the bevel 10 mm (⅜") down and run it up on a 20° angle. Sand all pieces.

3.4. Assemble the floor base and add the middle joist.

Do not add the floor boards just yet,

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