This project started out as nothing but a pack of basswood and some hinges. I mostly chiseled or scored & broke the soft wood into the rough pieces I needed. I occasionally used a harbor freight rotary tool and a small hacksaw when sanding and cutting needed more effort.
The raw materials:
I didn’t have a great plan starting out. Made a 4 inch base and added an extra surface to mount the walls to:
First couple of walls go up:
The box starts to take its basic shape after making some doors:
Scraps space out the roof. The rough spacers will be covered up by the police box signage.
Initial door fitting:
Starting off the paneling:
After finishing the first row of panels I checked out how the window trim will look:
Sometimes I used clamps, sometimes I put heavy objects on it.
Added the light fixture after finishing the windows, paneling and the door trim. Painted the underside of the light before attaching:
Test sample of the paint. Lovely grain showing here but this wont occur in the final product.
First couple coats of paint:
Finished paint before remounting the doors:
Printed the labeling at FedEx Office. Sprayed some clear to protect the paper:
Starting the window paint:
Final picture after the ring arrived: