What kind of wood was the 8th Doctors console made of?

Started by willgillies, Oct 27, 2020, 02:23 am

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willgillies

I'm just wondering, is it a redwood or an oak or pine? Rosewood?

I want to get the texture right, y'know?

Volpone

Just guessing, I'd consider cherry or mahogany, although figuring out the finish is going to be at least as important as the actual wood.  Again, just shooting from the hip after looking at some pictures, I'd guess it is a lacquer finish.  But this is all just guesses.
"My dear Litefoot, I've got a lantern and a pair of waders, and possibly the most fearsome piece of hand artillery in all England. What could possibly go wrong?"
-The Doctor.

karsthotep

It wasn't just a high grade plywood stained?

Karst
I want notes, lists and answers by the time I finish this here Juicy-a-Box! WARNING: I am Thirst-ay! And it is Fruit Punch! And it is Delicious!"

karsthotep

I know someone who knows the answer on this.  More later

Karst
I want notes, lists and answers by the time I finish this here Juicy-a-Box! WARNING: I am Thirst-ay! And it is Fruit Punch! And it is Delicious!"

Angelus Lupus

Quote from: karsthotep on Oct 27, 2020, 05:07 pmI know someone who knows the answer on this.  More later

Karst
I'm guessing this would be the person who lovingly restored the original?
A mixed-up non-conformist, trying to fit in.

willgillies

Brian would be the guy to ask, yeah. I just figured it might be general knowledge somehow. But even if it was a lacquer finish mhhmmm..

Some versions I've seen are good but ...way to brown which works for the Secondary console room, ever that though was a golden, yellowish-brown?

Admittedly I'm not up on my wood colors.

Volpone

I would agree that plywood is most likely. Did we have HDTV by 1996?  I forget.  Because with plain old television you'd most likely just paint something to look like the kind of wood you wanted--no one would be able to tell the difference and it might actually look MORE like old wood than actual old wood--which kind of gets into the old conundrum of "do you want it to look like the actual prop/set piece" or "do you want it to look like what it was supposed to be onscreen"?  Again, my best example is the "Star Trek: TNG" comm badges. If you watched the show, you probably remember them to be nice silver on gold metal badges.  But if you actually look closely they're just plastic with gold and silver spraypaint because actual metal would be way too shiny and difficult to light [and film].   
"My dear Litefoot, I've got a lantern and a pair of waders, and possibly the most fearsome piece of hand artillery in all England. What could possibly go wrong?"
-The Doctor.

davidnagel

I asked Brian previously about this, its wood wrapped in a vinyl fablon of some kind.

I've been searching for a nice modern counterpart thats close, I'm siding with bloodwood at the moment.
Regards
David

too_many_cars

It's fiberboard plywood with a peel-and-stick vinyl on top of it.  We asked an export in restoring foam rubber props and fabric costumes, Kelly Mark DelCambre, to help.  He had quite a task repairing the areas where the vinyl had torn or worn away with lots of mixes of burgundy/brown/black washes.

I'm looking for something similar to add faux McGann wood panel flooring to my police box.

--Brian