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Started by TG, May 30, 2019, 03:32 pm

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TG

May 30, 2019, 03:32 pm Last Edit: May 30, 2019, 03:33 pm by TG
I don't often see doors with eight panels and these looked so Tardis-y I had to post them

The two doors together are 30" wide and 78" high so rather too tall for the width but they might make a quick and easy start to a Tardis-style cupboard door.

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I found them on a UK site https://www.doorsofdistinction.co.uk/index.interior-bi-folding_doors.html

TG

warmcanofcoke

Thank you for sharing, that is so cool. :D
why doesn't the Guide mention them? - Oh, it's not very accurate.
Oh? - I'm researching the new edition.

russellsuthern

That could save someone a LOT of time...


Good find!


Russell

Cardinal Hordriss

I wonder how big my bedroom doorway is...
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Vale

I was just thinking exactly the same thing!

Volpone

May 31, 2019, 03:08 pm #5 Last Edit: May 31, 2019, 03:10 pm by Volpone
Well, looking at that bottom kick-panel, I'd say you could easily cut about 4" off that and still have it taller than all the other ones (like a police box).  You could lower the height even more if you cut it to the same size as all the other crossbars.  I'd have to rummage around to find my plans (or pop outside with the tape measure) to see how tall the doors are supposed to be.

[EDIT] OOH!  And the base!  You still need the base!  While not entirely practical to have a 4-6" threshold to step over, running a base across the bottom of this (that doesn't fold with the door) is going to go a long way towards getting the Relative Dimensions closer. 
"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.

Angelus Lupus

Another idea (just off the top of my head, feel free to tell me it wouldn't work) - could you use these upside-down and have some of that kick-panel covered by the three steps/top signs?
A mixed-up non-conformist, trying to fit in.

davidnagel

Bi-folding is actually how I've planned my full size build!

Hinges everywhere :D
Regards
David

Volpone

When I saw "bi-fold" I thought someone had rediscovered sillysparrowness' YouTube build video.  I think hers was actually more "quadrifold" IIRC. 

I briefly considered flipping the doors, but it doesn't really gain you anything and creates a whole bunch of problems to work around.  The doors are either going to open inward or outward.  If they open outward, then you've got to engineer the "steps" the POLICE BOX sign, and the roof steps so they all fold in the center and you'd have to be darned clever to figure a way to do that without a big line down the middle of it all.  Alternately, you could have the door open inward and just put all that stuff rigid across the top.  Then you don't have to figure out a folding POLICE BOX sign, but that makes everything of the door that is above your non-folding elements moot--there's no point in having door above the POLICE BOX sign if you can't walk through the POLICE BOX sign. 

Then there's the center divider strip.  Actually, the doors pretty much have to open outward if you have the divider strip.  It's easy to have the divider on doors that open out--it hides the hinge just like it covers that part on a real TARDIS--and darn near impossible to do if you have the doors open inward.  You'd have to offset it to one side or the other so the hinge could work--and that wouldn't look very good--or omit it entirely, which would also be less satisfying, IMO. 
"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.

Cardinal Hordriss

If they covered a normal doorway I'd remove the centre hinges and hang them like police box doors so adding the divider strip wouldn't be too tricky... I can't find my tape-measure anywhere.
I speak to you from the final days of Gallifrey. I am the past you have forgotten. You are the future I will not live to see...