New, New TardisBuilders!
Started by phillbarron, Sep 30, 2015, 11:38 am
Quote from: galacticprobe on Oct 04, 2015, 05:23 amAh, Phill, these are looking so great! Why can't you live closer to me than 4000 miles or so away? I'd have you come over and help me with the door I want to put on my entertainment room (which has no door at the moment).
Quote from: galacticprobe on Oct 04, 2015, 05:23 amAs for your wife's friend and that pebbled glass door of hers, please let her know that if she ever does replace that door with something "prettier", you would like the old door. Then you could take your time removing the pebbled panes (and chucking the rest, which would be splinters by that point). This way, if ever someone needed some pebbled glass, you could offer up some as a gift. Even one pane to someone that wanted to mould it and cast his own in clear resin would be helpful to many members.
Quote from: galacticprobe on Oct 04, 2015, 05:23 amKeep checking around for that router. I don't know if you have them in the UK, but in the US we have places known as "Woodworking Hobby Shops" that people can take their projects to and (for a small fee) make use of the shop's tools for an hour or two. (You pay for the time spent, not the tools you use.) If you can't find a friend with a router, then maybe you could find one of those shops and take your door there to do the routing, which would allow you to move forward with the project.
Quote from: galacticprobe on Oct 04, 2015, 05:23 amAnd I've looked back through your diary and didn't notice any mention of the doorway's dimensions. Could you please post that? Just the width and height of the actual open area. It might help me figure out how to go about building my doors. (I'd thought of using an 8-paneled door I saw at one of the home improvement stores near my house, but now I'm thinking that wouldn't allow me the "double door" effect - unless I rip that door down the center, and that would make things look off.)
Quote from: phillbarron on Oct 04, 2015, 07:48 pmIf I lived closer, I would ... despite suspecting you're far more capable than me in the first place!
Quote from: phillbarron on Oct 04, 2015, 07:48 pmI did offer to take it off her hands if and when she replaces it. Not sure how serious she is - I kind of get the impression it's right at the bottom of the home improvement list.
Quote from: phillbarron on Oct 04, 2015, 07:48 pmOoh, those sound great - not sure if there's anything like that over here. Or at least near me. I think I could pay someone to do it for me, but then I'd feel like I was cheating! I've found someone who's got one - but he uses it daily, so now I've just got to find the time to head over to his house with the plank so I can do it there and then.
Quote from: phillbarron on Oct 04, 2015, 07:48 pmI considered cutting my existing door in half, but I'd still have to crop it to get the sign box in the doorway. And it wouldn't have had the panelling. I think this whole build is going to come in at around £100 (~$150) which is probably cheaper than buying a panelled door anyway. I have seen some eight panel bi-fold doors which could be easily spilt and rehinged ... but they were way too expensive.
Quote from: phillbarron on Oct 04, 2015, 07:48 pmMy door was 2020mm x 823mm x 40mm or 79 5/8 x 32 3/8 x 1 5/8 inches.
Quote from: phillbarron on Oct 04, 2015, 07:48 pmThese are "plans" I've been working from:Don't know if they're useful (or even legible - my phone's main camera died, these are from the forward facing one), but after I'd worked out all these measurements by scaling them against Bill Rudloff's plans, I drew this scaled version to check they all fit together:Which they do!Even though I've deviated from them quite a bit.Does that help?
Quote from: phillbarron on Oct 05, 2015, 07:30 pmDepending on how tall you are, you might find you have enough space to put a bit of a roof in the doorway itself - you do have an extra four inches to play with!
Quote from: phillbarron on Oct 05, 2015, 07:30 pmThe roof and lamp on mine are stuck to a bit of plywood which is jammed into the transom as opposed to glued/screwed to anything. I can remove them easily without any damage if it comes to moving/selling the house.
Quote from: phillbarron on Oct 05, 2015, 07:30 pmAlthough personally I think a TARDIS doorway would be a selling point!