** Please note that this is a working list and is currently being updated.
This is only my suggestions on lumber. You may choose to purchase and cut your pieces differently.
(2) 1 x 4 x 8 for the foundation
(2) 9" x 38" for the doors
I personally mitre cut these; however, it is not necessary for the second stack. If you wish, you can have ONE cut as
(2) 13" lengths for second stack
(2) 18-1/2" lengths for cross beam support for the "jam jar"
(4) 3" lengths for the resting of the roof inclination at the base of the "jam jar"
(1) 18" x 18-1/2" plywood for the roof
(1) Rotary tool is nice (optional -- I used this for cutting the recess for the "jam jar" at the top of the TARDIS. I used a Dremel set.)
(1) mitre box and saw (needed for the foundation and stacks for the roof)
(1) electric screw driver (I found this invaluable)
(1) box of 1 inch nails
(1) box of 1-1/2 inch screws
(4) angle brackets for bracing walls
(6) angle brackets for bracing three walls
(4) 1-1/2 inch hinges
(1) wood puddy - not necessary until you discover imperfections that need fixing
(1) sandpaper of various grits and a sandblock (electric sander is optional)
(1) tube of Silicon Sealant (Weather-proofing)
(1) Mediterranean blue paint (semi-gloss or satin finish)
(1) 75-inch (or less) key-lock
(4) laminated titles of "POLICE PUBLIC CALL BOX", white ##-pitch white text on black
(1) 25-inch dowel - Used for the struts around the "jam jar" (4 - 2.25" cuts will be needed)
(1) Votive candle holder - Walmart had a candle in a votive in 2002. This was perfect for the jam-jar.
"jam jar" refers to the light/beacon at the top of the TARDIS
Q: The measurements look simple. Are the measurements precise?
A: The measurements are not exact. I based my measurements to what was available at the hardware store. I really did not want to do a lot of sanding and planing. The supplies below are the minimum requirements needed to build the box the way I have.
Q: Why are you using 1x3 with 1x4 for the posts/support beams? You can't make a square post with that!
A: Yes, the literal measurement and positioning of the beams make it to where one side will be .25-inches off from the other side. The reason I chose to do it this way is for one reason -- simplicity. Additionally, you have to realize how heavy it would of been if I really did make solid square posts. If you wish to do a COMPLETELY square posts, you will have to modify my measurements to accommodate your preference. I can not make the modifications and guarantee the end result since I did not build mine that way.
"The Blue Box Project", since January 2002